HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 cc419-20

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that orders have been issued requiring the men serving in the Second Destroyer Flotilla to take their Easter leave from South Queensferry, Scotland, instead of from the home port; and whether, seeing that to go home will necessitate a long and expensive railway journey, he can see his way to cancel the order and give the men leave at the home port, or, if this be inconvenient, would it be possible for the men's railway journey to the home port to be defrayed out of naval funds?


I regret that I can hold out no expectation either that all the destroyer flotillas can give leave from their home ports at the same time or that the railway fares of men going on leave from an outport can be defrayed from naval funds. A proposal is, however, being considered for the leave of the Second Flotilla to be delayed till it can be taken at a home port.