§ Mr. Parker
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the cause of the delay in the promised introduction of promotion to sub-lieutenant rank for men in the Accountant Branch of the Navy?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
It is hoped that the scheme for promotion in the Accountant Branch will be issued within the next two or three weeks. It has not been issued previously for the reasons my right hon. Friend gave the hon. Member in reply to a Question on 24th October.