§ Mr. JOHN O'CONNOR (Kerry, S.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the new store and engine-house at Haulbowline, for the erection of which money was granted by the last Parliament, has been begun; and, if not, how soon will the commencement of the work be ordered; and, whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to carry out 882 the original design as regards the making of a second graving dock?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT) (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
The plans for the new engine-house are now ready, and the work, for which £1,500 has been provided in this year's Estimate, has been ordered. Space has been left for a second graving dock; but it is not proposed to construct it at present.