HC Deb 04 June 1924 vol 174 c1275W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the amount of economy that has been effected in the victualling of the Royal Navy on account of the introduction of the general messing system during the years 1921, 1922 and 1923; and how the savings so effected have been disposed of?


When all factors are taken into consideration, including increased complements of cooks, appliances, etc., it is not considered that the introduction of the general messing system has effected an economy on Navy Votes, and the question of savings does not, therefore, arise, The system, however, is economical in itself, and where it is in force has resulted in an improved standard of messing to the benefit of the men.