§ Mr. BARNES
asked if the artificer engineers are to be included in the 100 commissions promised to young warrant officers; if so, to what extent, and, if not, why this is not to be done, having regard to the dearth of engineer officers; and if the engine-room artificers are to be included in the promised rise of pay to officers and men?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the number of commissioned engineer officers borne at present is sufficient to meet requirements.