HC Deb 22 January 1924 vol 169 cc698-9W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the recent change in title of certain hitherto non-executive titles of naval ratings is to be taken to mean that branches which are now designated as chief petty officer writer, petty officer cook, or leading sick-berth attendant have executive or military status; and whether such ratings will be allowed to qualify for non-substantive ratings, i.e., gunnery and torpedo, and perform their ordinary duties in the same degree and time as chief petty officers, petty officers, etc., of the seaman class perform their substantive duties?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative.