HC Deb 02 April 1903 vol 120 c899

To ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether the schoolmasters in the Navy whose position, etc., is now under consideration include those who hold only the rank of chief petty officer; and whether, seeing that, while Army schoolmasters receive promotion to warrant rank after eight years' service and schoolmasters in Marine schools after twelve years' service, schoolmasters in the Royal Navy receive no such promotion by period of service, he can take steps to give similar promotion to naval schoolmasters.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman). All naval schoolmasters are chief petty officers, head schoolmasters are warrant officers. The reply to the second part of the hon. Member's Question is that the conditions of the naval service do not admit of the system of promotions suggested in the Question being adopted.