§ 5. Mr. FLAVIN
asked what is the earliest age at which a seamen can gain warrant rank, and what is the earliest age at which a writer can gain warrant rank; and how many writers have been promoted to warrant rank at an earlier age than thirty-nine?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The earliest age at which a seaman can gain warrant rank is twenty-four, as compared with thirty-five in the case of a writer. The answer to the last part of the question is one.
§ Mr. FLAVIN
Will the right hon. Gentleman say at what age seamen can attain warrant rank—is it twenty-two or twenty-five?