§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the officers' cooks and naval cooks are to be, or have been, amalgamated into one branch; whether one general advancement roster for each grade is to be prepared according to seniority, date of passing, etc.; and whether warrant rank is open to the higher ratings of the newly-created naval cooks branch?381W
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
No amalgamation of the new naval cooks with the old officers' cooks has taken place. Existing officers' cooks will complete their service as such under previous regulations until the rating dies out. Newly entered naval cooks will be trained to382W undertake the duties of cooks in both officers' and ratings' galleys. The answer to the first part of the question is, therefore, in the negative, and the second part, therefore, does not arise. The answer to the third part of the question is in the affirmative.