HC Deb 12 May 1924 vol 173 c919W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that, owing to the reductions in the mechanician branch, it has become the practice for ratings in the branch to be continually drafted from one sea-going ship to another, with the result that they have no harbour service as the ratings in other branches have; whether he can see his way to remedy this hardship; and, if steps have been taken to do so, when the new arrangements will begin to operate?


The Admiralty has no information that the conditions stated in the question exist, but inquiries are being made, and the result will be communicated to the Hon. Member as soon as possible.