HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 cc1024-5

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many paymaster-lieutenant-commanders or paymaster-lieutenants have been appointed to relieve the chief writers at the naval ports; whether he is aware that the decision of the Admiralty as given to the Welfare Committee was to the effect that if the responsibilities of these posts should become too great for chief writers warrant writers should be appointed in lieu; can he say whether this decision has been carried out in letter and in spirit; and, if not, can he give any reason why a departure has been made?


No chief writers at the ports have been relieved by paymaster lieutenant-commanders or paymaster-lieutenants. The remaining portions of the question do not, therefore, arise.