§ MR. HARMSWORTH (Caithness)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether the recommendations of the Rations Committee will be carried out by the Admiralty; and, if so, whether he is in a position to announce the date on which the changes in question will be brought into force.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
It is proposed to carry out the recommendation of the Rations Committee, and to improve the scheme of victualling the Fleet as therein suggested. Money will be taken during the coming Financial Year for the purpose of procuring the additional stores for the Fleet and Reserves which will be required, and arrangements will be made for distributing them to all depôts throughout the world. It is hoped that the work may be completed, and the new arrangement brought into force, simultaneously for the whole Navy in the following year.