HC Deb 07 March 1956 vol 549 c191W
2. Mr. Burden

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what action he has taken to improve the food and conditions aboard H.M.S. "Truelove" in view of the evidence at a court-martial held at Chatham on 16th November last.

Mr. Ward

In accordance with plans made some time ago, this ship was withdrawn from the Fishery Protection Squadron towards the end of last year to be prepared for reserve. The report of the Board of Inquiry which investigated conditions on board is being carefully studied, however, to see what can be done to improve conditions in other ships of the squadron. Service in these ships is bound to be arduous because of the nature of their duties.