Promotion and Retirement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is yet in a position to make any statement with reference to the promotion of lieutenant-commanders to commanders, and with reference to the special scheme of retirement for officers of the Royal Navy surplus to requirement?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I regret I am not yet in a position to make the statements referred to.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

When will the hon. Gentleman be in a position to make some announcement about this matter, which is doing great harm to the Navy and causing great anxiety throughout the Service?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I am anxious to make a statement as soon as possible.

Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Plymouth, Devonport

In view of the fact that some considerable time has elapsed since the hon. Gentleman previously expressed a desire to make a statement, can he not inform the House as to when it will be made? [HON. MEMBERS: "Do it now."]