HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 c1482W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that commissioned shipwrights serve nearly 11 years in that rank before receiving promotion to shipwright-lieutenants, whereas other comparable ranks are promoted to lieutenant or lieutenant-engineer after seven or eight and two-third years; and whether, to mitigate this material disparity, he will consider the promotion of a shipwright-lieutenant to be borne additional, irrespective of the percentage allowance, until such time as promotion to shipwright-lieutenant will be comparable with other branches as regards time served as commissioned officer from warrant rank?


The whole question of promotion in the shipwright branch is at present receiving consideration.