§ Mr. TILLETT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction which exists in the Royal Navy over the delay in giving effect to the recommendations of the Jerram Committee; and whether these recommendations, if adopted, would result in increasing the opportunities of promotion from the lower deck?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The decisions of the Government were published in Saturday's Press. As regards the second part of the question, the Committee was appointed "to hold an inquiry into the present rates of pay and allowances, and retired pay or pensions" of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and the question of promotion from the lower deck was not within the scope of the Committee and was not dealt with in its recommendations. The matter is, however, before the Board.