HC Deb 30 January 1918 vol 101 c1571W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the number of commissions to engineer-lieutenants from the ranks of chief and artificer-engineers which have been made from those recommended by the selection board held last year; and whether the remainder selected will be made before another board sits for further selections?


The number of promotions to engineer-lieutenants made from among those recommended by the selection boards held in the various squadrons last year was fifty-six out of a total of 197 recommendations. The question of further promotions will necessarily depend upon the requirements of the Fleet, but before additional promotions are made it is intended that selection boards should again be held in each squadron, as on the previous occasion.