§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware of the paucity in promotion to warrant rank of Masters-in-Arms; and to what cause is it attributable?
The last promotion to Warrant Master-at-Arms took place in September, 1923, since when no vacancies have occurred. As stated in Admiralty Fleet Order 2675 of the 24th September last, the list is at present surplus to requirements by two and promotions are to be made in alternative vacancies until the surplus is removed. It is anticipated, however, that there will he sufficient vacancies before the end of 1927 to allow of the list being reduced to requirements and of two promotions being made in addition.