§ Lieut.-Commander BOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the number of His Majesty's ships and establishments in which the canteens are run on the tenant system; whether any of the tenants are not British subjects; and whether it is intended to supplant all tenants in favour of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
The number of His Majesty's ships and naval establishments in which the canteens are conducted on the tenant system is 26, i.e., one on the New Zealand Station and 25 on the China Station. The tenancies are held respectively by a New Zealand firm and by Chinese firms established in Hong Kong. There is no intention at present to replace these tenant canteens with canteens conducted by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.