§ MR. JOHN HOWARD (Kent, Faversham)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether any decision has been arrived at as to the readjustment† See page 54.‡ See page 310.679 of the age at which accountant officers of the Navy reach their relative rank; and whether the Admiralty proposes to abolish the rank of staff-paymaster and to promote all paymasters of eight years service to the rank of fleet-paymaster.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster). I am afraid that I am not yet in a position to announce the decision of the Board on this subject, which is still under consideration. As I have stated on other occasions, I think it would be inconvenient, pending the decision of the Board on the question as a whole, to deal separately with points such as that raised in the latter part of the hon. Member's inquiry.