§ 72. Mr. WILKIE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty have now considered the requests and petitions forwarded by naval shipwrights with reference to their names, pay, and status; and, if so, will he state the Admiralty decisions theron?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
As regards titles, the former titles of the officers of this branch, which no longer correspond to the duties carried out by them, have been altered as follows:
|Former Title.||New Title.|
|Carpenter Lieutenant Commander||Shipwright Lieutenant Commander|
|Carpenter Lieutenant||Shipwright Lieutenant|
|Chief Carpenter||Commissioned Shipwright|
§ The pay of shipwright lieutenants and commissioned shipwrights has been raised by Is. a day as from the 14th December last. This increase in pay is purely a matter of rectification, and is not in any way connected with the general question of pay, which is at present under consideration by a Committee. Officers of the branch will in future wear a similar distinguishing stripe to that worn by officers of the Corps of Naval Constructors—namely, a narrow stripe of silver-grey cloth on the cuff. The whole question of the pay and position of naval shipwrights (men) is at present engaging the attention of the Committee appointed for the purpose.