§ *SIR J. COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the rank of the two officers who are qualified interpreters in Russian, of the throe officers who are so qualified in French, and of the two officers qualified in German languages, now serving on Her Majesty's ships on the China Station.
The rank of the officers qualified as interpreters is as follows:—In Russian, Lieutenant, R.N.; in French, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant, R.N.; in German, Surgeon, Staff Paymaster, R.N.