HC Deb 24 November 1937 vol 329 c1202
20. Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there is any shortage of cooks in the Navy; whether the service has any difficulty in obtaining them; and whether any steps are being taken by his Department to train men for the work?

The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Duff Cooper)

We are not at present getting as many cooks for the Navy as we should like. We are considering steps to remedy this deficiency. With regard to the last part of the question, any volunteers from other branches for the cook's branch are trained for their new duties, but there are not many volunteers.

Mr. Davidson

Does that mean that the sailors are going without food?

Mr. Cooper

No, Sir.