HC Deb 12 August 1907 vol 180 cc781-2
Mr. MILDMAY (Devonshire, Totnes)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, with regard to the issue of rations (meat and bread) to the men of the Royal Marines quartered ashore, he will consider the possibility of reverting to the old conditions under which married men had the option of drawing their rations for a consideration or of catering for themselves.

(Answered by Mr. Lambert.) It would not be in the interests of the men of the Royal Marines to reintroduce the old system under which a man who did not draw his ration in kind received no money allowance in lieu. At present, if a man is permitted not to draw his bread and beef ration in kind, he is allowed 6d. a day in lieu.