§ 49. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Secretary of State for War which naval lower deck societies have written to the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes about the question whether the periodical known as "The Fleet" should be sold in naval canteens, and the date of such letters?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Davidson)
I have been asked to reply. I have ascertained from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes that the only communications which they have received in regard to the sale of "The Fleet" in naval canteens were—one dated 11th October, 1923, from the Royal Navy Mechanicians, Chief Stokers, Stoker Petty Officers, Leading Stokers and 1336 Stokers' Benefit Association, Chatham, one dated 20th September, 1923, from the Chief Petty Officers' Society, Hants, and one of about the same date from the Seamen and Stokers' Societies, Plymouth. All these advocated the more extensive sale of "The Fleet" in naval canteens.