§ 71. Mr. Hamilton
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why junior ratings in the Royal Navy are not allowed to wear civilian clothes when walking out of naval 88W shore establishments; and whether he will consider granting this concession in the near future.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
The main reason is the difficulty of controlling large numbers passing in and out of barracks, where the population changes quickly, without introducing extra restrictions or security precautions. I will, however, consider whether any modification of the existing Regulation is practicable.