§ MR. PAULTON (Durham, Bishop Auckland)
I beg to ask the Secretary the the Admiralty whether, on the arrival of the transport "Custodian" at Southampton, complaints were made to the staff officers on duty concerning the food supplied and the moss and canteen arrangements on board during the voyage from Cape Town; and, if so, what report has been made on the subject.
§ MR. MACARTNEY
The report of the officer commanding the troops during the voyage in question, which I shall be glad to show the hon. Gentleman, states that there was no cause of complaint in respect of the provisions issued, and that everything appertaining to the comfort of officers and men on board was well carried out. I am also informed that while one man complained to the embarkation officer of everything on board, his comrades did not support him and stated that his allegations did not merit inquiry.