§ 15. Captain W. G. HALL
asked the First of the Admiralty the number of 2127 lower-deck ratings promoted to the rank of captain and admiral on the active list during the last 20 years?
One lower-deck rating has been promoted to captain, and during part of this time he held the rank of commodore. None has been promoted to Rear-Admiral on the Active List.
§ 16. Captain HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the recently announced Departmental Committee on lower-deck promotion will be empowered to consider the abolition of the separate rank and distinctive title of mate for lower-deck ratings promoted to commissioned rank?