§ Mr. Digby.
Good character is a requirement both for employment in Her Majesty's Dockyards and for the award 2153 of establishment. The regulations relating to employees convicted in the civil courts are applied with discretion and my right hon. Friend does not see any occasion to review them.
§ Mr. Foot
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that cases have arisen in the last few years—I have notified his Department of them—which mean that a person may be punished twice? A man may be convicted in the civil courts of a trivial offence and afterwards find that he is also being punished by the dockyard authorities.