Retibements and Promotions

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 15th 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, in view of the very great anxiety felt by all naval officers with regard to their future, he can make any announcement as to what special scheme for the retirement of officers surplus to requirements which may be necessary, and also as to the promotion of officers of the rank of lieut.-commander.

Photo of Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell , Evesham

I regret I am not yet in a position to make any announcement.

Photo of Mr Thomas Adair Mr Thomas Adair , Glasgow Shettleston

Is it not the case that these promotions are now three months overdue and is it not high time something was done?

Photo of Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell , Evesham

That is the case, and nobody regrets more than myself that the matter has not yet been settled.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Is the hon. Gentle man aware—

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Am I not entitled to put a question?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The Noble Lord seems to think that a question is not complete without two supplementaries. It is very unfair to other hon. Members, whose questions are later on the Paper.