HC Deb 24 March 1868 vol 191 cc147-8

said, he wished to ask, Whether it is the intention of the Admiralty, previous to the discussion on the Navy Estimates, to lay upon the Table of the House any detailed Estimates of the expenditure to be incurred in the various Dockyards during the ensuing year, and the particulars connected with the building, repairing, and re-fitting of vessels?


replied, that the information which the hon. Gentleman desired to have would probably be found in two Papers which he had just laid on the table of the House, and which would be distributed to Members on Thursday. The first was a supplement to the Appendix to Vote 6 in the Estimates. This supplement would show the class and tonnage of each ship, and the estimate cost of labour and material to be expended during the year. The second was a general summary, showing the intended appropriation of Vote 6, distinguishing the sums to be expended in building and re-fitting of ships, and that for the wear and tear and maintenance of the fleet for the year 1868–9.