§ 17. Colonel Sir ARTHUR HOLBROOK
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that matches of foreign manufacture are being retailed in naval canteens; and whether he will issue instructions that in future matches of British manufacture only shall be issued from the canteens.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
Matches of foreign manufacture, as well as British matches, are sold in naval canteens at the wish of the men. The matter is not one for Admiralty action.
§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
If it is the policy of the Government to encourage the sale of British goods, surely we should encourage the sale of British matches in naval canteens?
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Have any protests been received against the aspersion on British sea-men that they want to use foreign matches?