HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 c1739
26. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the disciplinary Navy regulations on H.M.S. "Vindictive," and other naval vessels in Chinese waters, require officers and other ranks to return to their ships before midnight, or before any earlier or later hour?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Bridgeman)

The hours at which shore leave expire must necessarily be left to the discretion of the senior naval officer.