HC Deb 17 July 1888 vol 328 c1531
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he is aware of the want of accommodation in respect of the mess berths of the Royal Naval engine-room artificers on board Her Majesty's ships, and particularly in so far as they have, when under steam, no resting place between their watches; and, whether he will take into consideration the complaints repeatedly preferred by them as to these and other matters affecting their welfare and status in the Navy?


It is not the case that there is a want of accommodation for the engine-room artificers on board Her Majesty's ships. Mess places, as roomy and convenient as the circumstances of the ship admit of, are provided in every vessel. The welfare and status of the engine-room artificers in the Navy at all times receive the attention of the Admiralty.