60. Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the terms of service of the crews of the War Office vessels are such as to compel the men when they have finished their service duties to take out the vessels for a pleasure trip; and, if not, whether he will see that the crew of the "Sir Robert Hay" are paid for the 10¾ hours they were engaged when taking the warrant officers' club on a pleasure trip?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The crews of the War Department vessels are bound under their agreements to perform their duties at all times by day and night and to obey the lawful commands of their superior officers. The employment of the vessel on this occasion was sanctioned by the General Officer Commanding. The second part of the question was answered by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary on the 14th instant.