§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of armourer ratings in the Navy; and how many they are at present short of complement?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number borne on the 15th January was 970, which is about ninety short of the number required by the end of this financial year. It is hoped that a good part of the deficiency may be made good by the 31st March, and the subject is receiving special attention.