HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 c1736
19. Sir B. FALLE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when it is expected that approval will be given to the repeated request of the chief and petty officers of the Royal Navy to be granted a fully licensed bar in their messes, the same as their equivalent ranks have in the Army and Air Force; and whether he is aware that considerable feeling exists amongst the chief and petty officers at the continued delay with which this reasonable request is being treated?


The request for a fully licensed bar was refused in Fleet Order 888 of the 31st March last. The requests of the Welfare Conference, 1922, which include a reference to this matter, are being dealt with as rapidly as circumstances admit.