HC Deb 03 May 1926 vol 195 c53W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the small number of chief shipwrights borne in port numbers, he will substitute foreign service, home sea service, and home service for the present sea service and home service, in order that the chief petty officers concerned may get an equal share of service on foreign stations, the Atlantic Fleet, and home service?


I regret that as the numbers at present required for foreign service and home sea service are widely different it would be impossible to give every man an equal share of each without largely increasing the numbers on Vote A and it is not considered desirable to exempt chief shipwrights from the ordinary drafting Regulations.