§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork Co., W.)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that the Channel Squadron is occasionally at sea for a week at a time, and the men on board are liable to accidents, he will place the Roman Catholic sailors on equality with their Protestant comrades by attaching a Roman Catholic chaplain to this squadron.
(Answer.) It is not proposed to make any change in the existing arrangements with regard to the embarkation of chaplains on His Majesty's ships, and I have nothing further to add to the answer I gave to the hon. Member on 28th May.† (Admiralty.)
† See preceding Volume, p. 783.