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Navy—Engineer Officers And Engine-Room Artificers

Volume 229: debated on Monday 22 May 1876

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, When he expects to be able to communicate to the House the scheme for the improvement of the present unsatisfactory position of the Engineer Officers and Engine-room Artificers of the Royal Navy?

in reply, said, he could only repeat what he had stated some time ago, that he could not promise to lay the scheme before the House very speedily, the matter being one of very considerable difficulty.

gave Notice that on the Motion for going into Committee of Supply, he should call attention to the subject, and to the urgent necessity for taking steps to remedy the existing unsatisfactory state of things.