HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 c102
SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the captain of the Naval Barracks, Devonport, attended with about thirty men in uniform the brewster sessions, recently held, to oppose the renewal of licences; and, if so, will he say whether his action was sanctioned by the Admiralty authorities.

(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) At the recent brewster sessions at Devonport the renewal of certain licences was opposed on behalf of the Admiralty, and the captain of the Naval Depot attended as a witness. His action in doing so has the full approval of the Admiralty. There is no foundation for the statement that he was accompanied by a number of men in uniform.