§ MR. C. DUNCAN (Barrow-in-Furness)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the total number of signal ratings borne, and how many have been promoted to the warrant rank of signal boatswain for the past year.
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. LAMBERT, Devonshire,) South Molton
The Answer to the first part of the Question is 3,315, including 260 boys. There have been no vacancies in the rank of signal boatswain during the past year, and consequently there have been no promotions to that rank.