§ 8. Captain Viscount CURZON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is yet in a position to make any statement with reference to the promotion of lieutenant-commanders to commanders, and with reference to the special scheme of retirement for officers of the Royal Navy surplus to requirement?
§ Viscount CURZON
When will the hon. Gentleman be in a position to make some announcement about this matter, which is doing great harm to the Navy and causing great anxiety throughout the Service?
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
In view of the fact that some considerable time has elapsed since the hon. Gentleman previously expressed a desire to make a statement, can he not inform the House as to when it will be made? [HON. MEMBERS: "Do it now."]