§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how long leading cook's mates of the Portsmouth Port Division serve before promotion to petty officer; and how this compares with similar ratings of Devonport and Chatham Port Divisions?
The periods served as leading cooks must necessarily vary according to the state of the Rosters at the moment, but in the long run they tend to equality at the three ports. The average seniorities of leading cooks advanced to petty officer cook during the Michaelmas quarter, 1925, were
Portsmouth … … 12 years 6 months Devonport … … 11 years 10 months
No advancements were made at Chatham.