asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will give the number of engineer lieutenants, Royal Navy, and engineer sub-lieutenants who have been entered for temporary service and the number of chief and artificer engineers who have in the same period been promoted to similar rank; and whether any further promotions are contemplated?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The number of engineer lieutenants and engineer sub-1764W lieutenants entered for temporary service in His Majesty's Navy since August, 1914, is 304. The number of promotions to engineer lieutenant from chief artificer engineer and artificer engineer since August, 1914, is 107, namely, for long and zealous service, thirty-eight; for special service and for their outstanding qualifications, sixty-six; for distinguished service, three. In addition to the above, 136 promotions have been made from artificer engineers, chief engine-room artificers, and engine-room artificers to commissioned rank by way of mate (E). Should the needs of the Service require it, authority will be obtained to make further promotions.