§ 18. Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will alter the constitution of naval invaliding boards so that a captain, Royal Navy, shall be the president and a commander, Royal Navy, shall be a member, together with three medical officers, in order that naval ratings brought to survey may be able to state their case to an executive and lay authority?
The present practice in this matter is considered to have worked successfully since 1914 and no reason is seen for amending the Regulations.
Vice-Admiral Sir REGINALD HALI
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the proposal referred to in the question worked very satisfactorily for 60 years?