§ MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether any organisation exists for amalgamating or otherwise uniting the Home and Channel Fleets for joint immediate action upon a sudden emergency; and whether the battleships, cruisers, and torpedo-boat destroyers of the respective Fleets are trained on a similar system.
(Answered by Mr. Lambert.) The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative and extends to all Fleets. In reply to the second part of the Question, a uniform system of training in all branches obtains in His Majesty's Navy, in accordance with Admiralty orders and regulations.