§ SIR CHARLES CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the case that salt is not included among the condiments issued by the Admiralty for use on board ship; and whether, considering the importance of salt as a dietetic ingredient, and the fact that the use of salt meat as the principal form of food on board ship has long been superseded, he will consider the propriety of issuing salt as well as mustard and pepper for use on, board Her Majesty's ships?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. W. E. MACARTNEY,) Antrim, S.
Salt has hitherto been issued as a ration only in the case of boys in, training ships and troops on passage, where the "savings" system does not exist. My attention was only drawn to this after the Estimates for the current year were framed, but arrangements are now being made which will meet the views expressed in the hon. Member's Question.