HC Deb 30 April 1952 vol 499 cc85-6W
57. Mr. G. H. R. Rogers

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what regulations he has made affecting the right of a sailor to approach his Member of Parliament.

Commander Noble

None. The regulations on the subject of complaints, etc., have been in force in substantially their present form for many years and have worked well. If a man has a grievance to represent or a suggestion to make on a matter connected with the Service, it is much better in his own interest and that of the Service that he should, in the first place, put it forward through the channels laid down in the regulations. If instead of taking that course, he approaches his Member of Parliament, disciplinary action is not taken against him for that reason.