§ 2. Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can see his way to extend the time usually allowed for new petitions to be presented from one month to two months in order that the men may have reasonable time to consider the recent replies of the Board?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
It has been decided that the new petitions shall be presented by the 1st September. The hearing of these petitions by the Board will take place thereafter, and due notice will be given to each of the Home Yards.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that last year he told me these petitions should not be required to be answered within a month or two, and are we to rely on his statement?