HC Deb 04 June 1913 vol 53 cc861-2

asked when the details of the examination for chief and first-class shipwrights will be communicated?


Details of the examination for chief shipwright have already been communictaed to the Fleet. There will be no examination for shipwright first class.

10. Mr. HOHLER

asked whether the new rates of pay for the naval shipwrights apply to the naval shipwrights lent to the Australian Navy and to the non-continuous shipwright ratings, Maltese; and will he state what retaining fee will be paid for service in the Fleet Reserve?


Shipwrights lent to the Royal Australian Navy receive Australian rates of pay. The new rates do not apply to Maltese. Service in the Royal Fleet Reserve is one of the conditions under which transfer to the established list of the dockyard is granted to Naval shipwrights who continue serving under the old system, this being in accordance with the terms on which they entered. No retainer is payable.