HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 cc602-3W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, seeing that under the present system of collecting and distributing naval ratings to and from the Royal Naval Hospital, Stone-house, hardships and unnecessary exposure occur, arrangements could be made to collect and distribute these ratings to ships in His Majesty's Dockyard and the Royal Naval Barracks, with- out first taking them around the various ships afloat in the harbour before they are finally landed either at the dockyard or Royal Naval Barracks?


Such matters are naturally left to the local authorities, and I have had no reason to think that the existing arrangements involve either hardship or unnecessary exposure, but I will make further inquiries.