§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether ships conveying wounded from the Dardanelles have no Catholic chaplains on board; and, if so, whether he will take steps to remedy this state of affairs?
§ Mr. TENNANT
My hon. Friend is misinformed in thinking that the hospital ships have no Roman Catholic chaplains. It is the practice to place one Church of England and one Roman Catholic chaplain on each such ship serving the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. I cannot say that there have been no cases in which, owing to sudden and unforeseen changes in the arrangements regarding the departure of the ships, there has been no Roman Catholic chaplain, but I have seen no complaints to this effect, and no cases of failure to carry out the rule have been reported to the Department.