Mr. SMITH (Wentworth)-by Mr. Borden (Halifax)-asked :-
1. Did not a second-class long-course grade A certificate qualify for the substantive rank of lieutenant, under G. 0. 86, 1896 ?
2. Was not the first-class long-course Grade A certificate identical to C. D. G., in King's regulations 1174-ii., for promotion to rank of captain, under G. O. 75, 1899 ? Was there any other way laid down under this order to pass a promotion examination ?
3. How many officers have received substantive rank of captain since the promulgation of G. O. 75. 1899 ? How many by holding only a first-class long-course grade A ?
4. Is not (according to your answer, as it appeared in ' Hansard.' June 11, 1903) an officer who was qualified for substantive rank of lieutenant. under G. O. 86, 1896, and who qualified for promotion by obtaining another long-course certificate, under G. O. 75, 1899, exempt from another examination for substantive rank of captain, in G. O. 30, 1903 ? If not., why not. ?