HC Deb 07 March 1912 vol 35 c684W
Colonel BURN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if steps can be taken to ensure extra assistance at Dartmouth Naval College in times of excessive sickness, so as to prevent the hours of labour of the Cadets' servants being unduly extended, as happened during a recent epidemic?


It is already the practice to provide for the exigencies of abnormal sickness by a temporary increase in the numbers of nurses and sick berth ratings allowed to the Royal Naval College. On the occasion in reference, ten qualified female nurses were sent to Dartmouth, and one additional medical officer. With regard to the suggestion that the hours of labour of the Cadets' servants were unduly extended, the fact is that special arrangements had to be made for the employment of Cadets' servants on night duty, each servant taking one hour's duty every fourth night for a period of nineteen nights in all.