§ MR. GOURLEY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, How many steamers of the Mercantile Marine have been registered at the Admiralty as having complied with the regulations necessary for utilizing them as auxiliaries to the Navy; and, what measures have been adopted for supplying them with gunners, guns, torpedoes, and other Naval 708 armour, at home and abroad, when needed?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Sir, 280 steamers have been entered on the official Admiralty register as having complied with the regulations necessary for utilizing them as auxiliaries to the Navy. With regard to my hon. Friend's second Question, I have to say that measures have been adopted for the purpose referred to; but it would be hardly right to state them in detail.