80. Sir C. KI N LOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the change of status of naval schoolmasters is not accompanied by any increase of pay and as a consequence, in many cases, the improved position means a loss seeing that a warrant officer must incur more expenses than a chief petty officer; that naval schoolmasters are becoming more and more responsible for the conduct of the ship's 863 school; and whether, in view of these facts, he can see his way to make some addition to their present emoluments?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The recent Orders improving the status of naval schoolmasters, to which my hon. Friend refers, are intended to be provisional only. The whole question of their pay and position is receiving consideration, and the matters referred to by my hon. Friend will receive attention.