§ MR. HARMSWORTH
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that, on Tuesday 17th June, a Reserve man, working under an officer on board H. M. S. "Resolution," was kicked in a vital part, the injury producing unconsciousness, and that the injured man is now in hospital, will he say whether any previous instance of ill-treatment of men under the orders of the same officer has occurred; and, seeing that two men are at the present time undergoing two years imprisonment as a punishment for striking this officer, can he state what punishment, if any, has been inflicted upon the officer concerned.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
I must ask the hon. Member to-put down this 1196 question again. The "Resolution" has proceeded to sea, and it will not be possible to obtain a reply to the enquiries which have been made with respect to the allegations in the question until she returns.