HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 c770
78. Mr. FALLE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if a third-class shipwright under the new scheme has the same rank as a fourth-class engine room artificer; and if he will classify the other shipwright ranks relative to the engine room artificers?


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?


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.