HC Deb 21 March 1912 vol 35 c2074

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the cooking lighters which attend on ships in dry dock at Chatham are insanitary and quite unsuited for the purposes for which they are used; and if he will take steps to have proper cook-houses constructed alongside the dry docks, so that the food of the men can be properly cooked and attended to?


The cooking lighters referred to are not insanitary and are suitable for the temporary purposes for which they are required. In view of this, there is no necessity to erect cook-houses alongside the docks.