§ 6. Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked whether the naval subsidies paid by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand are dependent upon the efficient condition of His Majesty's ships on the Australian station; and, if so, whether any recent representations have been received from either of these Governments as to the condition of His Majesty's ships in Australasian waters?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
No, Sir. The Regulations, which provide for the proper maintenance of His Majesty's ships in a seaworthy condition, are quite sufficient for the purpose, provided they are strictly observed. Where breach of Regulations is proved against individuals, disciplinary action will be taken.