§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the post-War staffs in the Armament Supply Department are going to be settled; and whether he will take steps to hasten on the settlement, as many men have been holding acting positions for a considerable period, and are naturally 2488W anxious to be confirmed from the date of their original appointment in their acting ranks?
§ Mr. AMMON
The numbers and grades of officers in the post-War complement of the Armament Supply Department have been determined. A number of confirmed appointments, however, have yet to be made in the complement of the Department. Owing to the special conditions which have arisen, largely as a result of the War, it is not possible to make these appointments immediately. The question is under consideration, and will be dealt with as early as possible, and the claims of officers holding higher acting positions will not he overlooked when a final settlement is reached.