§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the Government propose proceeding with the second dry dock at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour; whether it will be possible to construct the second dock so that it may take in any ships of the Navy; and, when or at what time the Admiralty intend commencing the excavation or dredging of the channel leading to the larger floating dock?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
No; it is not considered that a second dry dock is required at Haulbowline, and I so informed a local deputation, as the present dock will accommodate any vessel in the Navy. Probably part of the dredging of the channel leading to the basin will be done this next summer.