§ Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, seeing the objection on the part of the chief and engine-room artificers to the recent Order permitting stoker mechanicians to mess in the engine-room artificers mess in destroyers and leaders when borne in lieu of engine-room artificers during the War, he can give an assurance that it is only of a tentative nature and to be cancelled at the end of the War?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The recent Order refers only to certain classes of destroyers and leaders, and is entirely due to the exigencies of space. As stated in the Order, the arrangement is for the duration of the War.