§ COMMANDER YOUNG (Berkshire, Wokingham)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, as representing the First Lord of the Admiralty, if he can state when the two vacancies in the chief gunners, Royal Navy, list are likely to be filled up; and whether, in future, vacancies occurring in the chief warrant officers' ranks will be filled up by the Admiralty with the same promptitude as occurs when vacancies take place in the Admirals' and other lists of the Royal Navy.
§ CAPTAIN PRETYMAN
The merits of the gunners eligible for promotion are under consideration, and replies are awaited to references that have been made respecting their qualifications. With the exception of flag vacancies, the executive lists are not necessarily filled as vacancies occur, but no delay takes place in making promotions.