HC Deb 11 August 1913 vol 56 cc2061-2
61 and 62. Mr. SHIRLEY BENN

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) how many permanent passes granting permission too men below the rank of colour-sergeant to wear plain clothes within the limits of the garrison were in force in the Plymouth district in 1912–13 under the provisions of the Plymouth Garrison Standing Orders; of these permanent passes, how many instances were reported of an abuse of the privileges accorded; and (2) if he will consider the advisability of excluding the port of Plymouth from the Southern Command Order 404 and of permitting Plymouth Garrison Standing Orders, 1912, to be again put into force, owing to the fact that the port of Plymouth is a big naval station and that sailors have extensive privileges as regards plain clothes?


The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief has been requested to furnish a report.