HC Deb 20 July 1847 vol 94 c591

In answer to a question put by MR. HINDLEY.


stated, that the volunteer corps in the dockyards were, as their name implied, purely voluntary associations; but that the entry had been all but universal on the part of those employed in the yards. Nothing whatever, however, in the shape of a penalty was imposed by the Board of Admiralty for refusing to enter that corps. With respect to persons leaving the corps, after having joined it, "without just cause, he believed that as no one case had occurred requiring interference, so no decision had been come to on the subject. It had been arranged, however, that in all future entries into the dockyards a condition would be imposed that such persons should join the corps.