§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
A shipwright third class is a leading rate, like the E.R.A. fifth class. An E.R.A. fourth class is a chief petty officer. With regard to the second part of the question, a shipwright second class and a shipwright first class are petty officers. A chief shipwright is a chief petty officer.
§ 79. Mr. FALLE
asked if men who were trained as boy shipwrights and who decline to accept the new rates will be required to relinquish their claim to dockyard employment on the established list, and if boy shipwrights who decline to accept the new rates will be placed on the established list at the expiration of their first engagement?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Certain details relating to this question are still under consideration, and I am not prepared to anticipate, the general instructions on the subject which will be issued to the Fleet next week.