§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether complete rosters for the promotion of chief petty officers and petty officers of warrant rank are maintained at the Admiralty?
The rosters for promotion to warrant rank are not in all cases kept at the Admiralty, those for some of the branches being kept at the appropriate naval schools. Where rosters are kept at the Admiralty, complete rosters of qualified candidates are kept in all cases except three, in which owing to promotion being mainly by seniority and in view of the number of qualified chief petty officers on the roster, it is not thought necessary to include the names of petty officers or below. The latter are, however, placed on the roster on promotion to chief petty officer.