§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the rule prohibiting officers on full pay from communicating directly or indirectly with the Press applies to all officers serving at the Admiralty; and whether the rule is, and has been, strictly enforced so that all members of the Board and their subordinates observe it.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
Apparently the hon. Member refers to Article 12 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, which is binding upon all officers serving under the Board of Admiralty on shore. There is no reason to suppose that the rule is not strictly observed.