§ 35. Sir R. Ross
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what progress has been made with the provision of married quarters to ranks and ratings at the home ports.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
It is not Admiralty policy to build married quarters at the home ports. Priority is being given to building quarters at isolated naval establishments where there is little or no chance of naval personnel obtaining 386 accommodation through the local authorities.
§ Sir R. Ross
Has the Civil Lord found very unsatisfactory conditions in the married quarters in the home ports, in view of the great effect that this matter has on recruiting and upon retaining in the Service those who might otherwise leave it?
§ Mr. Medland
Can the Civil Lord inform the House when he proposes to implement the undertaking which he gave in his speech on the Estimates with reference to the Royal Devonport Naval Barracks?
§ Commander Maitland
Does the Civil Lord's statement mean that such married quarters as exist at present in the home ports will be abolished?