§ 16. Mr. THOMAS LEWIS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider introducing an official prize of £10 for mates who obtain first-class certificates in the examination for the rank of lieutenant under similar conditions as those for sub-lieutenants?
§ 17. Mr. T. LEWIS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any reason still exists for the segregation of mates away from sub-lieutenants during training, the former being sent to Devonport for gunnery and torpedo courses, which the latter undergo at Portsmouth?
§ Mr. AMMON
The courses undergone by acting mates are not identical with those of acting sub-lieutenants. Lack of accommodation at Portsmouth has in the past necessitated the gunnery and torpedo courses for acting mates being held at Devonport, but the next torpedo course for acting mates will be taken at Portsmouth.