§ 5. Mr. BARNES
asked whether there is any officer aboard His Majesty's ships before whom statutory declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act of 1835 can be made; and, if so, what rank does such officer hold?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I am advised that so far as can be ascertained there is no officer ordinarily aboard His Majesty's ships who is authorised by law to take statutory declarations.