HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 c872
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if there has been any change of policy with regard to the amount of ammunition for practice purposes allowed to the Home Fleet since it was announced by the First Lord of the Admiralty, on 1st May, that the amount of ammunition allowed per annum to this Fleet, including the Nore Division, was only thirteen-sixteenths of that allowed to other Fleets; and if it is now the case that the Nore Division of the Home Fleet is allowed the same amount of ammunition for practice purposes as the Channel, Atlantic, and Mediterranean Fleets, will he state on what date the now order came into force.


The Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet having represented the desirability of the three-sixteenths increase, it was sanctioned on 17th May last; and the reply to the second part of the Question is in the affirmative.