§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of seamen and engine-room artificer ratings who have been recommended by selection boards for mate and mate-engineer during the last 698W two years and the number in each branch promoted to the rank of mate and mate-engineer?
§ Mr. AMERY
In 1922, seven candidates for mate (General Service) were recommended by Selection Committees, of whom six were finally selected. In 1923, nine candidates were recommended, of whom six were finally selected, the other three not being qualified. In 1922, 31 candidates for mate (E) were recommended by Selection Committees, of whom 28 sat for the examination, and five were finally selected. No examination was held in 1923, the examination which would ordinarily have been held in that year having been postponed until February, 1924. In 1921, 41 were recommended, all of whom sat for the examination, and six were finally selected.