§ MR. MEYSEY THOMPSON (Staffordshire, Handsworth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the advisability of allowing sailors in the Royal Navy the option of drawing 1d. per day in lieu of their grog.
§ MR. LAMBERT
This matter is already receiving consideration, and reports have been called for from the Fleet with a view to ascertaining how many men would be likely to take advantage of such an option if granted, and what the extra expense to Navy Votes would be.
§ MR. MEYSEY THOMPSON
But is not the grog now given worth 1d.? Would there not be a saving? If the right hon. Gentleman gets an undertaking that no extra expense will be incurred will he grant this privilege?
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
Will the hon. Gentleman give this matter his best consideration, in view of the fact that the present Government claim to be temperance reformers?
§ [No Answer was returned.]