HC Deb 27 July 1931 vol 255 c1961W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the system whereby men who could not qualify technically for signalman, telegraphist, or able seaman, but who were otherwise fit and capable, were allowed to transfer to the rating of stoker second class, has been discontinued; and, if so, whether he will consider its reintroduction so that trained and disciplined ratings may have the opportunity of remaining in His Majesty's service?


Transfers in suitable cases to stoker second class are still permitted in accordance with the provisions of Article 419 of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.