§ MR. G. GREENWOOD (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that, under the new scheme of training, the officers for the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry will commence their duties at about twenty-three years of age as captains, and there will only be a sufficient number of such officers for captains' duties, he can state if any other source of supply will be available, except warrant officers, to do the duties of subalterns.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The details of the scheme have not yet been settled as regards the point mentioned in the Question. But I must guard myself against the assumption that the number of future lieutenants (M) will only be sufficient for the duties now performed by captains of Royal Marines.