§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether naval ratings travelling by railway are able to obtain proper food under the present system of meal orders; whether he is aware that in some instances meal orders are authorised for stations where, at the time of arrival, facilities do not exist; and whether any improvement can be effected in the meal order system?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Complaints are comparatively few, and they are promptly investigated with a view to maintaining and improving, the smooth working of the arrangements. It is not considered that any alteration in the system is required.