HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc373-4
8. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware of the complaints made by the crews of certain of His Majesty's ships in the Baltic owing to the lack of fresh provisions and of canteen. supplies; and whether any steps have been taken to improve matters?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Long)

The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative.

13. Major HURST

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that many seamen now serving in the Baltic are ill-informed as to the objects of their service; whether he will consider the expediency of having the men enlightened as to the vital national interests involved; and whether he can hold out any hope of rewarding their service by the grant of an extra bar to the War medal or of a gratuity?


The necessary steps have already been taken in regard to this matter. The grant of a clasp to the War medal for service in the Baltic has been approved.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May the House be informed what are the vital national interests involved in this matter, seeing that although the seamen of the Baltic fleet have been given full information the House has been told nothing?


I have dealt with the question on the Paper, and if the hon. Member wants other information he suggests he had better apply to those who framed the question.