HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc838-9
MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to a recent statement by Lord Charles Beresford that during the last twenty years only three commissions have been offered to Naval men who entered service as bluejacket boys; and whether the Government intend to take any steps to remedy this state of things.


The statement as to the number of men promoted to commissioned rank during the period referred to is correct the question of such promotions is one to which the Admiralty have given much attention, and though no bar has been placed upon the promotion of deserving men, the great difficulties surrounding the question have limited the number made.