§ MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the numbers of the Royal Naval Reserve warrant engineers and engine-room artificers.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The numbers borne on 1st December, 1908, were ninety warrant engineers, 616 engine-room artificers.
§ MR. BOWERMAN
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his Board contemplate enrolling the number of Naval Reserve artificers and warrant engineers as recommended by the Naval Reserve Committee.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) It is not contemplated working to the numbers recommended by the Committee, as those numbers are not now considered necessary.