HC Deb 14 May 1924 vol 173 c1316
11. Lieut.-Colonel MEYLER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that election literature for a Labour candidate at the recent election of guardians for the Medway Union was printed at the Royal Marine barracks at Chatham; whether any payment was made in respect of this work; and whether disciplinary action has been taken against the Government servants responsible for this irregularity?


I was not aware of the facts stated, and I am obliged to the hon. and gallant Member for calling attention to the matter. The Regulations do not permit of such work being performed in the Royal Marine Printing Office, and the officer in charge has been cautioned to be more careful in future. The wording of the Regulations has also been altered so as to make it quite clear that private printing for persons or purposes not connected with the Service is not to be undertaken. The particular work referred to was paid for.