HC Deb 30 April 1931 vol 251 cc1826-7W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any further adjustment of the lower limit of the zone for lieutenant-commanders to be selected for commanders is contemplated, in view of the lower limits by six and 12 months between December, 1925, and December, 1929?

Mr. G. H. HALL

The reply is in the negative.


asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the relatively higher age and lower seniority of the lieutenant-commanders (ex-mate) when compared with ex-cadets, and observing that the former are only in the zone in time to get one recommendation for promotion at three years' seniority, consideration may be given to the suggestion to promote lieutenants (ex-mate) to lieutenant-commanders at six years' seniority, and thus partially solve this disability of recommendations?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the previous answers on this subject on 5th November (OFFICIAL REPORT, columns 835–6) and 10th December, 1930 (OFFICIAL REPORT, columns 383–4), to which I have nothing to add.

Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total number of lieutenants (ex-mate) who have been promoted to lieutenant-commander, the number selected for command, and the percentage these figures represent?


The answers are 101, 62 and 62 per cent., respectively.