§ MR. PALMER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the "Orontes" has been lengthened and repaired under the usual custom of tender and contract based upon Estimates; and, if not, under what arrangements the work had been done, and how much it has cost?
§ MR. HUNT
, in reply, said, the Orontes had been lengthened and had had new engines put into her under the usual custom as mentioned by the hon. Member, and the cost had been £66,500—namely, lengthening the ship 50 feet, £33,000, and cost of new compound engines, and placing them on board, £33,500. In addition there had been other alterations under a schedule of prices approved by the Admiralty, the cost of which had been £53,500.