Mr Bertram Falle: Who gave the right hon. Gentleman authority? [Interruption.]
Mr Bertram Falle: 14. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if any additional leave has been granted to the sick-berth staffs of Haslar, Stonehouse, and Chatham Royal Naval Hospitals, to compensate them for the extra duty entailed by long leave last Christmas; and, if so, what additional leave has been granted?
Mr Bertram Falle: 18. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that a number of men, some of long service and War service, are being discharged from the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth; and if this is due to lack of work or of funds, and if these discharges are to continue?
Mr Bertram Falle: 19. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that His Majesty's Ship "Revenge," a Portsmouth ship, is to be sent to Devonport for refit after being away for two and a-third years, and that all Portsmouth ratings aboard returning to their homes on first or second leave must pay their own railway fares; and whether some scheme or arrangement for Portsmouth and Devonport ships can be...
Mr Bertram Falle: Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that further consideration should be given to this matter in view of the poverty of ratings?
Mr Bertram Falle: 78. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of ratings invalided with tuberculosis who were sent sick from His Majesty's Ship "Warspite" during the last commission?
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the hon. Member specially inquire into this matter and see what the cause may be of so many cases, and can he say how many of the men have been pensioned?
Mr Bertram Falle: 57. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why under the new scheme of promotion to commissioned rank for lower-deck ratings sub lieutenants so promoted on being con firmed and sent to big ships will be messed in the ward-room mess and not the gun-room mess in the same way as Dartmouth College entries?
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the right hon. Gentleman give any reason? He has only given an excuse.
Mr Bertram Falle: 58. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty who decides, and how a decision is arrived at, that the reason given for commutation of pension is to the distinct and permanent advantage of the applicant?
Mr Bertram Falle: By what particular Department or individual at the Board of Admiralty?
Mr Bertram Falle: Would not a way out of the difficulty be to abolish the use of pit ponies altogether?
Mr Bertram Falle: Can the right hon. Gentleman say what will happen to the men who are mates? Will they have to remain as mates?
Mr Bertram Falle: 15. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider permitting the ratings of the wireless telegraphy branch to wear the two-piece blue jean working suit now authorised for artisan ratings?
Mr Bertram Falle: 16. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the delay in granting pensions to men invalided and to men invalided and retained for treatment in the Royal Naval hospitals; and if he will take steps for the granting of these pensions to be expedited?
Mr Bertram Falle: 21. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can give any particulars of the trials of His Majesty's Ship "Acheron," torpedo-boat destroyer, as regards her speed and fuel economy?
Mr Bertram Falle: 22. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the men of the Royal Navy or Army who may volunteer or be ordered to perform various duties and services at the Naval and Military Tournament will receive full compensation for any injuries they may receive; and what will be the position of the widow of a rating or soldier killed under such circumstances?
Mr Bertram Falle: The hon. Member cannot say anything about the Army in that way?
Mr Bertram Falle: 64. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that under the regulations the issue of civil pay was permitted in certain cases to men who were serving in His Majesty's Dockyards and were called up, or joined up, for the War, but that the Treasury has ruled that it would be contrary to the intention of the regulations that such mobilised service should reckon towards a...
Mr Bertram Falle: 23. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how naval ratings who are travelling on duty in a restaurant train obtain their meals when in possession of Admiralty meal orders?