HC Deb 05 February 1930 vol 234 cc1872-3
16. Captain CROOKSHANK

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the charge on public funds of the Parliamentary Secretary's journey to Mediterranean stations?

20. Mr. ALBERY

asked the "First Lord of the Admiralty what staff accompanied the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty on his inspection of Naval establishments in the Mediterranean; and what transport facilities were supplied by His Majesty's Navy?


The whole cost to the public of this visit, in which the Parliamentary Secretary was accompanied by a private secretary, was £115 16s. 8d. The party was conveyed from Syracuse to Malta in one of H.M. Destroyers, which was returning from the Adriatic to Malta, and from Gibraltar to Devon-port in H.M.S. "Cumberland," which was on her way home from the China Station.


Was that expenditure met out of savings, or does it require a Supplementary Estimate?


The expenditure will be met without the necessity of submitting any Supplementary Estimate.


Is it a fact that during the four years of the late Government five visits were paid?