§ 20. Mr. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that an official representation has been laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty stating the fact that during the last fifty years not one single accountant officer of the Royal Navy, exclusive of secretaries and retired officers since employed outside the Navy, has been recommended by their Lordships for any mark of distinction, and pointing out that such a state of affairs was peculiar to these officers and to no other service of any description under the Crown, and if he can give any reason for this; and if he will consider the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The claims of all officers of the accountant branch, including secretaries, will continue to receive consideration.