HC Deb 31 July 1925 vol 187 c846W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that seamen ratings are being employed as cooks and cleaners in the galley at the Chatham Naval Barracks; what steps, if any, are being taken to increase the number of cook ratings borne so that the food of the men and the whole work of the galleys should be done by the proper ratings; and whether the seamen so employed receive any extra allowance for the wear and tear of their boots and clothing?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third part in the negative. As regards the second part, additional cook ratings are being entered, but they will take some time to train.

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