HC Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 c1614
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the statement taken from The Standard newspaper of the 25th instant is correct— Instructions from Whitehall have been received at Chatham Dockyard, directing that the son of Mr. Young Terry, as a consequence of his father's offence, be reduced from the rank of junior draughtsman, and transferred to Devonport to work as a mechanic?


No, Sir. The statement in the Question is not true. The son of Mr. Young Terry has not been reduced, nor has his rank been in any way affected; but, with his assent, an arrangement has been made by which he will be transferred from Chatham to another Dockyard.