§ Mr. Parker
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the authorised strength of the Women's Royal Naval Service and its distribution; and what are the names of the women holding positions as officers?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
No establishment has as yet been laid down for the Women's Royal Naval Service; numbers are increased in accordance with the need to replace or augment Naval personnel in shore establishments. The names of the senior officers were given in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for the Jarrow division of Durham (Miss Wilkinson) on 13th December, 1939, and the names of all the officers will appear in the Navy List in due course.