HC Deb 22 January 1941 vol 368 cc193-4W
Commander Bower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that numbers of men, physically unfit for service at sea, are being drafted to His Majesty's auxiliary vessels, where their inability to carry out the arduous work in these lightly-manned ships throws a heavy burden on their comrades; and whether he will, in future, consider drafting such men to shore establishments or big ships only?

Mr. Alexander

No, Sir. It is not the practice to draft men physically unfit or sea to seagoing ships, big or small. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.