HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c208W
128. Mr. Wills

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why engine-room artificers aboard H.M.S. "Buchan Ness " have been detailed as boats' crews for patrol duties; and if he will take steps to stop this practice.

Mr. Dugdale

Engine-room artificers may perform various duties at the discretion of the commanding officer, and it is not clear from the Question that they have been employed in a manner contrary to the regulations in this instance. H.M.S. "Buchan Ness" is at present serving abroad, but if the hon. Member will let me have further details and these indicate a breach of the regulations, I will have the matter investigated.

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