Executive Officers.

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

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Photo of Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson Mr Godfrey Locker-Lampson , Wood Green

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is proposed, in accordance with the recommendation of the Geddes Committee, to reduce the surplus of executive officers over pre-War numbers, in view of the fact that the Navy is now smaller than before the War?

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

Yes, Sir, the number of executive officers will be reduced to a total considerably below the pre-War figure.

Sir R. HALL:

Are we to understand from the hon. Gentleman's reply that the method of reduction recommended by the Geddes Committee is to be adopted?