HC Deb 02 February 1900 vol 78 cc436-7
MR. WARNER (Staffordshire, Lichfield)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he would take steps to make it known that ladies are not allowed to go on board the transports to see their officer relations off, even when they have so-called War Office passes.


The Admiralty are of the opinion that it is extremely inconvenient to those in charge of transports, as well as undesirable in the interests of the troops, that relatives or friends should be permitted to go on board transports at the time of embarkation. The Admiralty do not issue passes for this purpose, and I shall be glad to confer with the War Office on the subject.


Will you make it publicly known?


I think that this is sufficient publicity.