§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If the completion of H.M.S. Camperdown is to be indefinitely 981 postponed; and, if this delay in proceeding to complete an armour-clad is in consequence of any imperfection in her design?
§ SIR THOMAS BRASSEY
In the ensuing financial year the number of men on the Camperdown will be reduced, not on account of any imperfection in the design, but for the purpose of completing certain ships in a more advanced stage of progress. The amount of construction proposed for the Camperdown in the Navy Estimates for 1885–6 will be carried out.