HC Deb 08 January 1913 vol 46 c1158

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Regulations for drafting men for sea service in their turn are not adhered to; and will he take steps to ensure that, except for special reasons to be reported to the Admiralty, all men shall be drafted for sea service strictly in their turn?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)

So far as the exigencies of the Service permit, men are drafted strictly in their turn. Drafting is carried out under the personal supervision of the officers concerned and the Regulations give them discretion to select men out of their turn for special reasons. It is not proposed that such cases should be reported to the Admiralty.