HC Deb 23 July 1930 vol 241 cc2126-7
15. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First of the Admiralty the number of 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?


All aspects of the question will be considered by the Committee.