§ MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will have inquiry made as to the circumstances under which the officers of H.M.S. "Garnet," at Callao, are said to have instituted a rifle competition on Sunday, 19th June, at San Lorenzo Island, and also to have taken a leading part in a regatta at Callao on Sunday, 26th June; and whether it is not contrary to Article I. of the Naval Discipline Act to employ the men on Sundays in boat races or rifle matches?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing)
This question has already been brought to the notice of the Admiralty, and a Report upon the matter has been called for from the Admiral on the station. I have no information as yet which will enable me to answer or give an opinion upon the second part of the question.