§ MR. G. W. WOLFF (Belfast, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for 254 Tynemouth (Mr. R. S. DONKIN), I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether, to enable H.M.S. Medusa, now stationed on the Tyne, to make a short cruise at sea, the Admiralty have been compelled to send to Chatham for some 30 men, although daily some 20 to 80 Naval Reserve men are exercising on board?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
No, when H.M.S. Medusa recently proceeded to sea for a short cruise not a man was sent to her from Chatham. Twelve Coastguardmen of the non-embarking section were embarked in the Medusa to carry out their annual 10 days drill, and 33 Royal Naval Reserve men went out in her.