HC Deb 31 January 1947 vol 432 cc267-8W
Mr. Champion

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the result of the inquiry into the conditions alleged to exist on H.M.S. "Imperieuse"; and if any steps have been taken to remedy the grievances about which the hon. Member for South Derbyshire asked a question on 22nd May, 1946.

Mr. Dugdale

Yes, Sir. This establishment normally consists of the two old

Metropolitan Borough Councils. Premises held on Requisition.
31st August, 1946. 31st December, 1946.
Chelsea 536 582
Hampstead 531 543
Kensington 611 656
Paddington 470 651
St. Marylebone 577 579
Westminster 832 1,018

battleships, H.M.S. "Revenge" and H.M.S. "Resolution," and at the date of the hon. Member's previous question both these ships were due for refit with a view to improving their accommodation. H.M.S. "Revenge" has recently completed her refit, and H.M.S. "Resolution" has now been taken in hand for completion in six months' time. While H.M.S. "Resolution" is in dockyard hands, H.M.S. "Valiant" is being used temporarily and H.M.S. "Unicorn" is also being employed to relieve congestion.

The work on H.M.S. "Revenge" included the erection of new washplaces, showers and dressing rooms, and installation of nightheads adjacent.to the mess decks, and the provision of drying rooms. The galleys have been repaired to last until the completion of H.M.S. "Resolution's" refit, which will include the provision of a cafeteria system to cater for the whole establishment. I am informed that the sleeping accommodation now provided conforms to normal ship practice, and that the quantity of food supplied is in accordance with the present scales of rationing and is of good quality.