HC Deb 16 July 1913 vol 55 c1224
15. Mr. BARNES

asked why there are only twenty-two engineer-lieutenants promoted from the engine-room artificer ranks, although a promise was made in 1903 that there should be thirty on a much smaller establishment; and whether vacancies have recently been filled by cadets after six months' engine-room service?


Twenty-five lieutenants promoted from chief artificer-engineer are at present borne. This is the proper number according to the promise made in March, 1903, that promotions would be made in such a manner that the number of engineer-lieutenants thus advanced should not exceed 4 per cent. of the total number of chief artificer-engineers and artificer-engineers up to a total of thirty. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

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