Apprentice Engineer Artificers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 8th May 1929.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what arrangements have been made regarding the additional jerseys added to the recreational clothing of apprentice engineer artificers; and whether any money deducted from wages through the canteens has been returned, seeing the additional clothing was not according to the requirements as set out in the appendix to the Navy List?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

Arrangements are being made to relieve apprentices entered in future of the expense of providing these jerseys by a readjustment of kits to include necessary recreational clothing. I am not satisfied that any case has been made out for a refund of money.

Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

Was the order that these jerseys were to be worn for recreation purposes made without any authority in the regulations?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

There may have been some irregularity in this, but the saving to the apprentices out of kit upkeep allowance in having these jerseys to wear when playing games instead of their ordinary clothes, will fully make up for any extra expense to which they may be put.