HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 c1447
25. Colonel McCALMONT

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the approximate percentage of the civilian coast watchers employed under the Admiralty who have never served in the Navy or Army or in the Mercantile Marine during the present War; and whether he will consider the advisability of replacing them by discharged men of all Services who are fitted for work of this nature?


It is not possible in the time to complete the inquiries which are necessary in order to furnish a reply to my hon. and gallant Friend's question. If he will repeat his question one day next week, I shall be in a position to answer him.