HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 cc34-5
MR. HARRIS (Tynemouth)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty the total number of enrolments up to the end of last year in the new classes of engineers and engine-room artificers in the Royal Naval Reserve admitted under the special regulations issued in July, 1903; the names of the ten ports in the United Kingdom at which the highest number of enrolments took place in this class, with the figures for each port; and whether it is proposed to recognise the services of the various local registrars of Naval Reserves for the manner in which they have discharged the additional duties imposed by the regulations referred to.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The numbers of warrant engineers and engine-room artificers, Royal Naval Reserve, borne on December 31st, 1904, were:—

Warrant engineers 30
Engine-room artificers 604
Total 634

The ten ports at which the largest numbers of enrolments took place were:—

Glasgow 152
Newcastle 74
Liverpool 52
Cardiff 47
Belfast 34
South Shields 28
Sunderland 28
Barrow 26
North Shields 23
Aberdeen 22

The matter referred to in the last part of the hon. Member's Question is under consideration in consultation with the other Departments concerned.