§ 72. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the unsatisfactory condition of the seamen's quarters in His Majesty's ship "Lion"; that the men are herded together, some sleeping on the table, some on the floor, and others in hammocks swung so close together that sleep is in many cases out of the question; that the quarters are bounded on one side by the plates of the ship and on the other by the boilers; and that there is no provision made for ventilation; whether he will take steps to have these quarters properly ventilated; and will he arrange so as to prevent overcrowding?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No complaints have been received. The accommodation 211 provided is 10 per cent, in excess of complement requirements, the spacing between the hammocks is that normally provided, and none of the quarters are bounded by the boilers. A full service of air supply is provided. Inquiries will at once be made as to whether this has proved insufficient.