§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the new system of assessing abilities in the Navy is bearing hardly on a number of petty officers; and whether the Admiralty will revert to the old system of assessing abilities?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The working of the new system is now under consideration with a view to deciding whether any modifications are desirable.
§ Lord C. BERESFORD
Will the right hon. Gentleman have further inquiry made? I know for a fact that the men regard this new system as adversely affecting promotion?