HC Deb 17 June 1931 vol 253 c1723
9. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is yet in a position to state when the first selection board under the new scheme of promotions from the lower deck is likely to sit; and when, approximately, he expects to make the first promotions to sub-lieutenant thereunder?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. A. V. Alexander)

The procedure now adopted will take some little time before it produces candidates under the new conditions. It is anticipated that some candidates will have received the necessary preliminary instruction in time to have a selection board in 1933, and in the meantime we shall continue to select candidates on the existing basis.