§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, under the new regulations, leading carpenters' crews can only be rated shipwrights under special circumstances; whether he is aware that many leading carpenters' crews have passed for the rating of shipwright over five years; and what is the highest rank that can be attained by the new joiner ratings?251W
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. There is no promotion beyond joiner (petty officer rating) unless a man is transferred to shipwright.