§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Secretary for Scotland is aware that between the 1st January and the 29th April the crew of H.M.S. "Jackal" were 442 allowed twenty-three days' leave of absence; and, having regard to the fact that the vessel is employed on sea police duty for the Fishery Board, will he state whether this leave was granted with the sanction of the Board; and will he state the number of days' annual leave granted to the crews of Fishery Board cruisers.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
Leave of absence on board H.M.S. "Jackal" is regulated by the Admiralty without consultation with the Fishery Board. I am informed by the Fishery Board that there is no definite period fixed for annual leave to the crews of their cruisers, it being left to the discretion of the commanders thereof to give such leave to members of their crew as they may be able to arrange without interference with the duties of the vessels under their command.