HC Deb 24 July 1935 vol 304 cc1855-6W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty with regard to the arrangements which are to be, or have been, made for a Review of Service Conditions in His Majesty's ships and establishments, when the review is likely to take place; whether it will be applicable to all commands; what method of investigation will be followed in presenting and discussing matters coming within the scope of the review of service; and what matters will be outside the scope of the review, and why?


Orders have been given for a Review of Service Conditions to be held in all commands during September or October, 1935. Representatives of each division in each ship or shore establishment will be called together by their divisional officer, to formulate divisional requests under his presidency. Requests thus formulated will be considered by a committee presided over by the captain, forwarded by him to the commander-in-chief or senior naval officer concerned, and finally forwarded to the Admiralty. The matters outside the scope of the review will in general be those excluded from the Welfare Conferences which the Review of Service Conditions is replacing, the reason for their exclusion being simply that they are essentially matters for the Admiralty. Proposals for general all-round increases of pay will also be excluded.