§ 29. Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many men belonging to the Engineering staff of the Royal Naval Reserve are now engaged on board His Majesty's ships; whether the supply is sufficient to meet the present requirements of the Navy; and whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction in this branch of the Service with existing rates of pay and prospects of promotion?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I do not think that it would be desirable to give detailed information as to the numbers of the Royal Naval Reserve engine room staff employed in His Majesty's ships. Entries of men continue to be made in this branch, and the supply is sufficient to meet present requirements. I am not aware that the facts are as suggested in the concluding part of my hon. Friend's question.