§ 24. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has considered the desirability of only sending volunteers to take part in naval operations against the Russian 642 Soviet Government; and whether he is aware that certain naval ratings are dissatisfied with the different treatment meted out to His Majesty's Army as compared with the Royal Navy in this respect?
§ Mr. LONG
The Navy is manned by volunteers for service throughout the world, and therefore all officers and men are required to proceed wherever the Government may direct. It may be that this fact has created a sense of grievance in a few cases; but I am quite sure that the vast majority of officers and men of the Navy fully appreciate their duty in this respect.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
While fully agreeing with the answer of the right hon. Gentleman, might I press him to see that men, when they get back from the Baltic, are given proper leave?