HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1204
28. Mr. Parker

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that mobilised reserve-accountant officers are depending largely for instruction in their work on writer and supply officers and ratings, of whom they are in charge; and whether he is satisfied with this arrangement from the point of view of morale and efficiency, bearing in mind the lack of opportunity for promotion in the writer and supply branches?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on this subject on 4th October. As I have previously announced, direct promotion to commissioned rank is now being extended to the accountant branch.