asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is proposed to introduce a distinctive badge for the regulating branch, late ship's police, consisting of a crown between the letters R.B.; whether he is aware that it is the almost unanimous opinion of the regulating branch that the letters of the badge are most objectionable; and whether he can see his way to reconsider this decision before the contracts are placed with clothing firms for the supply of this badge?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, no contracts for the supply of the badges have been placed, and the matter is under reconsideration.