HC Deb 23 March 1927 vol 204 c398W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that at Haslar Royal Naval Hospital all breakages are charged for whether occurring by accident or through carelessness; that, as a result of this method, it is difficult to trace the persons responsible for breakages with the result that articles broken are not reported, and the value is then charged against the ward masters, who cannot exercise supervision to ascertain the persons against whom the charge should be made; and whether he will inquire into the matter?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

Breakages by accident at Haslar Royal Naval Hospital are not charged for, but if an article is carelessly or wilfully broken the offender is charged with the value of the article. Each case is investigated, not only by the senior medical officer of the section at the time of the occurrence but afterwards by the medical officer in charge of the establishment.

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