§ 2. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will explain the Government policy with regard to the employment of naval mechanicians in place of dockyard mechanics on board His Majesty's ship "Dominion"; and whether this is a special case or part of the general policy of the Admiralty?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The employment of naval mechanicians for such repair work of the fleet as is within their capacity is entirely within the discretion of the fleet officers. At the inspection of His Majesty's ship "Dominion's" defects the admiral superintendent and the fleet officers decided together what work should be done by the dockyard and what by naval ratings.