§ 28. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether leading ratings of the seamen and stoker branches are placed on the roster for promotion to petty officer from the date of being rated leading rates or from the date of finally passing for petty officer?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
Leading seamen are placed on the advancement roster according to the date of passing for petty officer. Leading stokers are placed on the advancement roster according to seniority as acting leading stoker. If passed afloat for stoker petty officer after failure at the mechanical training establishment course, seniority as acting leading stoker is retarded by the period which has elapsed between such failure and the date of passing afloat.