HC Deb 04 August 1890 vol 347 cc1752-3

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been called to the following adver- tisement which appeared in the Belfast Evening TelegraqhTraining Ship Grampian.—Wanted, a ship's cook; must be a Protestant. Application, with copies of testimonials, to be sent to the Captain Superintendent on board; and whether the Admiralty approve of this exclusion of all but Protestants from the situation of a cook in a training ship?


The Grampian was lent by the Admiralty in 1871 to a committee of gentlemen representing the City of Belfast, for use as a training ship for the Mercantile Marine. The management of the institution rests entirely with the committee, and the Admiralty have no power to interfere in the selection of any of the seamen or domestics employed in the training ship.