§ 23. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he 1181 is aware that the chief petty officers' mess of His Majesty's Ship "Centaur" is so overcrowded that the occupants of the mess have to take their meals in relays; and whether he will take steps to relieve this crowding?
There are at present two more chief petty officers messing in the chief petty officers' mess than it is designed for, but some of these would always be on duty. It is therefore considered that there is no undue crowding, and no representations have reached the Admiralty to this effect. I may add that on recommissioning a reduction in chief petty officers will be made in accordance with the revised complement of this class of ship.