§ 19. Lord C. BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he is aware that men are waiting to pass for higher rating who cannot be sent to the depôts owing to there being no reliefs; whether he is aware that this presses hardly on petty officers and men, as it amounts to their being unable to obtain an increase of pay although they are fully qualified for higher rating; and will he say what action he proposes to take to remedy this grievance?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am not aware of the circumstances. If it can be stated what particular ratings are referred to inquiry will be made.