§ 10. Commander Pursey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the dates on which the Nobel Committee began and finished taking evidence on the reforms for warrant officers; the date on which their report was submitted to his Department; when an announcement is likely to be made on the reforms proposed; and whether the announcement will be made to this House.
The Committee under the chairmanship of Admiral Sir Percy Noble, which has been inquiring into the future of warrant officers of the Royal Navy, began taking formal evidence on 2nd July, 1946, and finished on 8th October, 1946. The Committee has not yet presented its report. It is expected to do so shortly, but until the report has been received and considered by the Board of Admiralty, I am not in a position to make any further statement. I will certainly inform the House if any major changes are decided upon as a result of consideration of the report.