§ 5. Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether there are any arrangements or machinery at present existing that will permit men residing in Newfoundland who desire to enlist in His Majesty's Royal Navy to be finally examined and accepted for recruitment; and whether he will give particulars of any extension that is being considered of the existing arrangement?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
There is no machinery at present for final examination in Newfoundland, but facilities are 2251 provided, when possible, for provisional examination in one of His Majesty's ships when visiting St. John's. The question of extending the existing arrangements is now under active consideration; I am not at present in a position to give further particulars.
The question of the other Dominions is a totally different question. There are different conditions there, and I should have to look into the situation before giving an answer.
§ Captain PETER MACDONALD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some of the best men in the Navy in the last War came from Newfoundland, and will he give every facility for recruiting?
I am aware of what the hon. and gallant Gentleman has said. We are considering the question of increasing facilities for recruitment.