HC Deb 24 May 1875 vol 224 c786

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether it is true that men employed in Her Majesty's Dockyards are forbidden to hold parochial offices, even when the duties of such offices do not interfere with their work in the yard; and, if so, what is the reason for subjecting men to this disability?


Sir, the Dockyard Regulations, Art. 31, say— No person is to hold any parochial office or to have any occupation which may call off his attention from his duty, and thereby cause irregularity of attendance. Application has to be made to the Admiralty in the case of a man employed in the Dockyard wishing to take a parochial office, and permission is granted or refused according to whether the condition of the above regulation is likely to be complied with or not.