§ MR. S. SMITH (Flintshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that very many of the boys in the training ship Caledonia at Leith have been ill with pneumonia; and that it is considered the ship is very unhealthy, from the long continuance of infectious disease; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of removing the boys to another ship?
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this question. There have been several cases of pneumonia among the boys borne in the Caledonia, but not more than might be expected at this season in Scotland. The general health of the ship is good, and there are no grounds for supposing the ship to be unhealthy. The Admiralty see no necessity for transferring the boys to another ship.