§ 19 and 20. Mr. Parker
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty (1) the number of officers commissioned from the lower deck under the mate system, in the executive and engineering branches and the Royal Marines, respectively, between 1913 and 1932; and the ranks and numbers of the officers of each branch still serving on the active list;
1025 (2) the number of officers commissioned from the lower deck under the mate system between 1913 and 1932 and still serving; the number of executive officers who have qualified in each of the specialist branches; the number of engineer officers who have taken the advanced engineering course and any other special qualifications; and the number of
|Promotion from lower deck to commissioned rank.|
|Year.||Promoted under Mate Scheme.||Number still serving.||Promoted under Mate Scheme.||Number still serving.||Granted Corps Commissions.||Number still serving.|
|1 Ch. Inspr.|
|1918||43||7||2 Cdrs.||17||8||2||2||1 Major.|
|5 Lt.-Cdrs.||1 Captain.|
|1921||3||2||1 Cdr.||7||6||Eng. Cdrs.||2||2||Captains.|
|1 Lt.-Cdr.||1||Eng. Lt- Cdr.|
|1926||9||6||5 Lt.-Cdrs.||5||5||Lt.-Cdr. (E).||—||—|
|1927||7||6||Lts.||5||4||Lt. Cdr. (E).||—||—|
|461||83||3 Captains.||228||107||64 Eng. Cdrs.||27||15||3 Majors.|
|10 Cdrs.||22 Eng.||10 Captains.|
|30 Lt. Cdrs.||Lt. Cdrs. and||1 Lieut.|
|40 Lts.||Lt. Cdrs. (E)||1 Ch. Insp.|
|21 Lts. (E).||R.M.P.|
§ The following numbers specialised:—
Executive;Navigation, 2. Gunnery, I. Torpedo, 3. Signals, 1. Pilots (Air), 13. Observers (Air), 7. Anti-submarine, 1. Physical Training Instructors, 7. Assistant Surveyors, 4.
Engineering:Number who have taken the Advanced Engineering Course = 12.
Royal Marine Officers:1026Passed Staff Course (Naval), 1. Small Arms, 11. Signals, 2. Gunnery, 4. Coast Artillery, 2. Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 2. Physical Training Instructors, 2. Naval Ordnance. 2.
§ Royal Marine officers who have qualified in each of the specialist branches?
The reply to these questions can conveniently be combined in a tabular statement, which I will, with the hon. Member's consent, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement: