§ 1. Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the only branches actually eligible for promotion to commissioned rank are those which culminate in gunner, torpedo-gunner, and boatswain; and whether he will inform the House why the warrant officers of the signal branch have been left out of the new scheme?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)
This is one of the further points of the scheme that are at present under consideration.
§ Lord C. BERESFORD
Will the question of the non-executives be taken into consideration later on—carpenters and so on?