HL Deb 10 July 1883 vol 281 c932

asked the Second Naval Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he will state what the rules and regulations of the Service are in accordance with which warrant officers are permitted to make reasonable representations as to their condition, rank, and on other matters connected with their profession, to the Board of Admiralty?


My Lords, I shall have great pleasure in answering the noble Viscount's Question, and I will do so by reading the following extract from the Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions:— Every person is authorized individually to make known to his superior any just cause of complaint. In the event, therefore, of any warrant officer on board the Fleet conceiving himself injured by the working of Regulations at present in force, he has only to represent the same to his commanding officer, and the case will be forwarded through the flag officer in command of the squadron in which he may be serving for the decision of the Admiralty. No difficulty has occurred respecting the forwarding of such information.