§ 25. Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty how many cabins are provided in His Majesty's ships of the "Insect" class; by whom were they occupied on commissioning; whether they are all occupied now; and, if so, by whom?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
His Majesty's ships of the "Insect" class are provided with 413 four cabins. On commissioning the cabins were occupied by the commanding officer, lieutenant, sub-lieutenant, and surgeon-lieutenant, when one was borne. In a few instances, the fourth cabin was occupied by the chief engine room artificer. Three cabins are regularly occupied in all vessels of this class. The fourth cabin is reserved for the use of a surgeon-lieutenant when it is necessary for such an officer to be carried.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is it not a fact that surgeons are not carried on these ships as a rule, and if there is no surgeon using them will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider allowing the chief E.R.A. and the engineering officer to use them?