HC Deb 02 May 1889 vol 335 cc983-4
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he was aware that no Report since that of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh has been issued relative to the condition of the Naval Reserves. And, whether he would cause a Report of the Admiral last in command to be laid upon the Table of the House?


No general report has been since made on the condition of the Royal Naval Reserves. The information now given in various returns shows the precise condition of the force, and the new regulations recently issued contain all the decisions which have been arrived at on any proposed modifications, and the arrangements made for the well-being of the Naval Reserves. Under the circumstances a special periodical report has been considered unnecessary, especially as the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves is in direct personal communication with the Admiralty.