HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c613W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the proportion of the Fleet at the present time serving on foreign service; the number of men on home service; and the number of men actually enjoying a rest at the home ports?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The answers to the first and second parts of the question are 36 per cent. and 64 per cent., respectively. The third part of the question is not understood; but if it refers to leave, this is granted to men on home service at the rate of 14 days per annum.