HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 c2518

As to the Dockyards, I have not yet had time to explore the situation very fully. My time has been largely taken up with polite conversations with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer. [Laughter.] There have been one or two. I hope to study the question further, but I do feel there must be some possibility of improving the opportunities for both physical and mental recreation amongst those who are employed in our Dockyards. I am not the first person who thought of that, and there are a great many difficulties in the way, but I cannot help feeling we might be able to do more to make their recreation easy and extensive, and I shall try very hard to see what can be done in that direction. The great difficulty is because of the situation of the Dockyards, but I do think it would be possible to do something to improve their opportunities for healthy recreation.