§ 25. Mr. HARMSWORTH
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the Committee on National Expenditure in 1922 recommended economy being effected in regard to oil stocks and oil storage for naval requirements; and whether this subject has been considered and expenditure reduced?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The Committee on National Expenditure, in 1922, stated thatthe question of the fuel reserves of the Navy is a matter of high policy. We refrain from discussing it in this Report.The subject is constantly under consideration by the Admiralty, and is reviewed each year by the Government in connection with the Navy Estimates, and all economy in this direction, which is at present possible, has been effected.