91. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the practice in the case of hospital ships to leave the provision of mess traps to the ship's owner, or whether provision is made directly by the Admiralty; and whether he will consider if improvement can be effected in the type of mess traps supplied and in the quality and quantity of food provided both for the naval personnel and for the sick?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The mess traps supplied to the hospital ship "Maine" are provided by the Admiralty, and are of the ordinary service pattern. The question of whether any improvements are necessary, both as regards the mess traps and dietary, will be considered.