HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 c1791
MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY (Londonderry)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether it is the fact that the shipbuilding industry has been extensively revived on the Foyle at Derry City; and, whether, having regard to the great efforts made by the Harbour Commissioners, the expenditure of public moneys and of private capital, to promote this useful Irish enterprise, he will advise a share of the Government orders being given to the shipyard on the Foyle?


I understand that owing to the energy and ability of Mr. Charles T. Biggar, a new shipyard of considerable dimensions has been opened on the Foyle. The premises will be inspected by technical officers of the Admiralty, with a view to ascertaining their capability for executing Admiralty contracts.