HC Deb 03 May 1847 vol 92 c306

wished to put a question to the Secretary to the Admiralty relative to the latest programme of works of the ships to be proceeded with at the different dockyards. He understood that all ships to be built in future were to have their lines previously approved of by the "Committee of Reference." He had heard, however, that on Saturday directions arrived at Portsmouth to proceed with the Royal Frederick, the Prince of Wales, the Sovereign, and several other ships, and that the building of certain steamers on Mr. Fincham's lines was stopped, whilst steamers on the Surveyor's lines were to be proceeded with.


said, that he had not the slightest objection to produce the programme.