HC Deb 14 July 1896 vol 42 cc1425-6

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state how many second class Naval Reserve men have volunteered for service in the current manœuvres, and for what period; whether the pay will be equivalent to that current in the home trades of the mercantile marine and the summer fishery service; and, will he state from which places the men have accepted the Admiralty proposals?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square

216 first class seamen and 471 second class seamen of the Royal Naval Reserve volunteered for service in the current manœuvres which will last 38 days. Men embarked for the manœuvres receive pay and allowances according to the well known published scales for voluntary service in the Navy. Of the approximate number of 537 men embarked, 267 are from 36 ports in England and Wales, 178 from 11 ports in Ireland, and 92 from 8 ports in Scotland.