§ 28. Mr. Parker
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of warrant officers to be promoted to lieutenant under the new special promotion scheme; the branches in which the scheme is to be adopted; age limits for selection; duties on which officers are to be employed; and whether further promotions will be made after the first selections?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
The numbers of warrant officers who will be promoted direct to lieutenant must depend upon the numbers of suitable officers who are recommended; the scheme will include all types of executive warrant officers; the age limits will be 25 to 36; the officers promoted will be employed in the Fleet on the normal duties of a lieutenant; further promotions will be made after the first selections.