HC Deb 09 February 1899 vol 66 c337
MR. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, if his attention has been called to a statement made in the Press to the effect that the Lords of the Admiralty have issued an Order forbidding the un-vaccinated families of Marines to associate with other Marines and their families, or to reside in barracks, or to accompany Marines to Foreign stations at the public expense, or to attend divisional schools; and, if such statement is accurate, whether such Order has been sanctioned by Her Majesty's Government?


Marines when on shore are treated as soldiers, and the Order in question is simply an Army regulation which has been applied in precisely similar terms to the Royal Marines.