§ 18. Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether each of His Majesty's ships in commission is fitted with an aeration plant for the aeration of distilled water supplied to the ships' companies for drinking purposes or whether the only aeration plants fitted in His Majesty's ships are those purchased by the various ships' companies for the purpose of manufacturing aerated fruit juice drinks?
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the First Lord's reply of 19th May (OFFICIAL REPORT, Column 1392–3). The arrangements provided in His Majesty's ships for aerating distilled water before it is supplied to the ship's company for drinking purposes are as follows: The delivery pipe from the distiller pump is led into 993 a test tank and from thence the water gravitates into the storage tank. In both tanks the water is aerated by spraying from the delivery pipe through a special rose into the tank.