§ 26. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many officers and ratings, respectively, have refused duty or been guilty of other acts of insubordination during the last 12 months as the result of supposed Communist propaganda and incitement; and whether he has traced any weakening of the discipline of the Royal Navy as the direct, or indirect, result of such alleged incitement and propaganda?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Insubordination may result from Communist propaganda without disclosing its cause, but in the last 12 months no refusal of duty or other act of insubordination plainly connected with Communist propaganda has come to notice. There has been no weakening of the discipline of the Royal Navy.
§ Commander BELLAIRS
May I ask whether Communist propaganda and in citement is not directed to mass insubordination in certain circumstances which have not yet arisen?