HC Deb 29 May 1946 vol 423 cc1134-5
9. Commander Maitland

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can now state the terms of service for warrant officers.

Mr. Dugdale

Consideration of the position of the warrant officer classes in the postwar Royal Navy is not yet completed. It is hoped, however, that a considerable measure of improvement in their general conditions of service will shortly be promulgated.

Mr. Medland

Will the Parliamentary Secretary consider the abolition of this class distinction, and put these men straight into the wardroom?

Mr. Dugdale

That is quite another question.

Vice-Admiral Taylor

Can the hon. Gentleman say when the terms will be published, so that warrant officers may know as soon as possible what they are?

Mr. Dugdale

I can say only " as soon as possible."I cannot give the date today.