§ LORD CHARLES BERESFORD (Woolwich)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can inform the House when the Reports of the various Committees on manning, reserves, the settlement of the engineer officer question, and as to the age of senior officers in command, may be expected.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) It is hoped that the Reports of the Committees appointed to deal with the question of manning and reserves, and with the system of promotion and retirement of officers, respectively, will be in the possession of the Admiralty before the end of the present year.