§ 8. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the procedure now adopted for filling vacancies for pensioners' ordnance ratings is not giving satisfaction, and that very often the appointments are made before even the vacancies are known; and will he consider the possibility of inserting vacancies when they occur in weekly orders so that every one concerned may have the same opportunity afforded them?
§ Mr. AMERY
It is presumed that pensioner armourers are referred to. There are only a very small number of these employed in peace time, and the officers who enter them have every facility for obtaining the most suitable candidates. It is not considered that any advantage would accrue from the proposal to advertise the vacancies in Fleet Orders.