HC Deb 29 July 1925 vol 187 cc448-9W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that discontent exists among engine-room artificers at the treatment received by those detailed for duty on the coastal motor-boats during manœuvres held at Portland in June; whether he will explain why no proper messing, bathing and sleeping accommodation was provided for men engaged on these duties; and can he state why more adequate arrangements for the same purposes are not made on the "Vulcan," the parent ship for submarine ratings?


The answer to the first part of the question is that no complaints have been made; to the second part that the coastal motor boats were working under war routine and that every care was taken to minimise discomfort as much as possible; and to the third part, that additional messes, bath rooms, recreation spaces and sleeping accommodation are being provided in "Vulcan" during her present refit.

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