HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 c1877

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will take into consideration the advisability of further varying the dietary of the Navy by placing fish among the fixed foods arranged in the daily dietary, in harmony with the proposal made by circular from the Fisheries Protection Society; and, if not, will he explain why?


It is not necessary to vary the standard ration in the manner suggested by my hon. Friend, inasmuch as facilities already exist for the supply of fish by the various firms holding canteen tenancies in His Majesty's ships. The meat ration is the daily dietary is for the men's dinner only, and the custom in the Service is to use fish for breakfast or supper when obtainable. A money allowance for this is made to the messes.