Naval Depots (Licensed Bars).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Thomas Bramsdon Sir Thomas Bramsdon , Portsmouth Central


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether a decision has yet been arrived at with regard to the giant of a fully licensed bar to chief and petty officers' messes in shore establishments, requested in Item 42 of the general requests of the 1919 welfare committee; and whether he will state if any objections exist to this request being acceded to, observing that non-commissioned officers of the Army and Royal Air Force are in possession of this privilege?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

As the conditions at the naval depots differ widely from those obtaining in Army barracks, the Admiralty are of opinion that it is not desirable to sanction the establishment of fully licensed bars. It has, however, been decided to establish bars for the sale of-malt liquors only in chief petty officers' and petty officers' messes at the depots, and provision for these bars is being made as part of the scheme of improvements which is being proceeded with as rapidly as financial considerations admit.