HC Deb 03 December 1931 vol 260 c1275W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider amending paragraph 2 of Article 561 of King's Regulations, Admiralty Instructions, so that before a petty officer can be reverted for unsuitability to a lower rating he should be the subject of a court of inquiry?


Reversion for unsuitability of a confirmed petty officer rating has to be referred by the Captain to the Commander-in-Chief or Senior Naval Officer. The numbers thus reverted are at present so few that the necessity for further checks is not apparent.