§ 11. Captain W. G. HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the findings of the committee set up to 171 examine and report upon the working of the present scheme of promotions from the lower deck?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
The report is now under the consideration of the Board, and I hope to be able to make a statement on the subject in a few weeks' time.
§ Captain HALL
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the men in the writers' branch are to be considered?
§ Mr. ALEXANDER
I would like to have notice of that question. I understand this committee will deal with the whole question of promotion on the lower deck.