HC Deb 13 July 1899 vol 74 cc682-3
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that in the space of four months, between 1st January and 29th April, the crew of H.M.S. "Jackal" were allowed twenty-three days' leave of absence; and whether, in future, the "Jackal" will be more regularly on duty.


No, Sir. During the period in question, the crew of the "Jackal" have had only their ordinary leave for the night or for the Sunday when in harbour, besides the usual fourteen days' leave at Christmas, which was given by watches in accordance with custom.


Does the right hon. Gentleman dispute the accuracy of the statement made by the Lord Advocate?


Order, order.