I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, in view of the fact that the fully-commissioned destroyer flotilla was removed from the command of the Commander-in-Chief of. the Channel Fleet last January, whether this officer can obtain the services of the fully-commissioned destroyers for such exercises and at such times as he deems desirable.
The hon. Member is referred to the Answer given to the hon. Member for the Ludlow Division of Shropshire on 15th July.§The actual transfer of destroyers from the immediate control of the Commander-in-Chief
to that of another can only be effected by Admiralty order and at their discretion.§See (4) Debates, clxxviii, 312.