§ 1."That 102,275 Officers, Seamen, Boys, and Royal Marines be employed for the Sea Service, together with 450 for the Royal Marine Police, borne on the books of His Majesty's Ships, at the Royal Marine Divisions, and at Royal Air Force Establishments, for the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1928."
§ 2."That a sum, not exceeding £14,715,300, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of Wages, etc. of Officers and Men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and Civilians employed on Fleet Services, which will come in course
|—||—||Excess of Expenditure over Gross Estimate.||Appropriations in Aid.||Amount to be Voted.|
|Vote 5||…||…||…||Foreign Office||…||…||751||10||1||741||10||1||10||0||0|
|Vote 3||…||…||…||Old Age Pensions||…||15,728||7||3||*345||8||9||16,073||16||0|
|Vote 3||…||…||…||Post Office||…||…||107,807||13||10||26,341||17||7||81,465||16||3|
|* Deficiency of Appropriations in Aid.|
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
I beg to move to leave out "102,275," and to insert instead thereof "102,175."
The First Lord of the Admiralty announced a few days ago that in a short time there is to be a conference on naval disarmament between ourselves, the United States and Japan, and perhaps Italy and France. We wish to take this opportunity of putting before the House the broad outline of the proposals which, in our opinion, should be submitted in the name of this country to the forthcoming conference, and as these proposals would involve a great reduction in the number of men in the Navy, it is on this vote that it seems to us the subject might be most conveniently discussed. Last week,
§ of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1928."
§ 3. "That a sum, not exceeding £1,907,000, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of Works, Buildings, and Repairs, at Home and Abroad, including the cost of Superintendence, Purchase of Sites, Grants-in-Aid, and other Charges connected therewith, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1928."
§ 4."That a sum, not exceeding £4,261,600, be granted to His Mayesty, to defray the Expense of Victualling md Clothing for the Navy, including the cost of Victualling Establishments at Home and Abroad, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1928."