Drafting Office, Portsmouth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Thomas Bramsdon Sir Thomas Bramsdon , Portsmouth Central

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why, in view of the directions contained in Section II, paragraph 6, of Article 1338 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, Volume II, 1921, a paymaster-commander is borne for duty in the drafting office at Portsmouth, in addition to an executive-commander and a lieutenant-commander; whether in view of the urgent need for economy, this is justifiable; and whether the same applies at the other two port drafting offices?

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

A paymaster-commander is borne for duty in the drafting office at Portsmouth, and paymaster lieutenant-commanders in the drafting offices at Chatham and Devonport; the officer at Portsmouth was only recently promoted to his present rank. The appointments have been made subsequent to the promulgation of the instructions contained in Section II, Clause 6, Article 1338, King's Regulations, and they are considered necessary.