§ Sir T. BRAMSDON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (1) whether the Admiralty have delegated to the local naval authorities power to authorise the employment of service labour by the Navy, Army, and Air Force institutes;1504W
(2) whether, seeing that it is contrary to the King's Regulations and Admiralty instructions to permit naval ratings to work for and be paid wages by a private trading company, he will take the necessary steps to bring this regulation to the notice of local naval authorities?
§ Mr. AMERY
No special directions have been given, but the King's Regulations permit of the employment of Service labour by private individuals in exceptional cases at the discretion of the local naval authorities, and as a rule the cost of the pay and allowances of officers and men so employed is reclaimed under Articles 1591, Clause 3, and 1633.