§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the Board has considered the necessity of some revival of a School of Naval Architecture; and whether, in the event of such an institution being established on a basis approved by the Board, they would be disposed to extend to it encouragement and support?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, in reply, that the Admiralty were quite impressed with the absolute necessity of some step being taken for the promotion of that most important branch of science—naval architecture; and he could state that any proposal which might be made with a view to establish an institution for that purpose would be favourably considered by the Admiralty, who would render any assistance in their power to carry it into effect. No such proposal, however, had as yet been brought under their notice, but the subject was under their consideration.