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Issuing Of Rations To Marines At Devonport

Volume 181: debated on Monday 19 August 1907

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To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in the distribution of the meat rations to the married Marines at Devon-port, he will take steps to secure to the lower ranks of the service their fair proportion of quality as well as quantity; and whether in view of the dissatisfaction which prevails as to the purchase and allocation of the meat, he will reconsider his decision as to granting to the men the sixpence per day in lieu of these rations.

Every possible precaution is taken to secure the issue to all ranks of their fair proportion of ration meat both as regards quality and quantity. No complaints have been made, and the Admiralty have no reason to believe that dissatisfaction prevails. The Deputy Adjutant-General inspected the Division on the 23rd ultimo, and any man with a grievance had an opportunity of complaining, but none did so. It is not desirable, either in the interests of the service or of the men's health, that any change in the present practice of issuing rations in kind should be made.