§ MR. H. E. KEARLEY (Devonport)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what is the reason for the delay in giving effect to the decision of the Admiralty to discontinue the practice of making Marines on embarkation pay for their white clothing.
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir UGHTRED KAY-SHUTTLE-WORTH, Lancashire, N.E., Clitheroe)
As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend on the 23rd ultimo, the alteration required the sanction of an Order in Council, and no Council has recently been held. Arrangements will, I hope, be made so that the delay may not affect the date from which Marines will obtain the benefit of the new rule.