HC Deb 18 March 1887 vol 312 c724
ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether a letter, containing an offer from a well-known firm, has been laid before him, for the construction of the most approved form of sheers at Pembroke, to lift 100 tons, for £5,000 to £6,000, in four to five months, or at less than half the official estimate, and in loss than half the time; and, whether he will cause the sheers to be constructed at this small outlay, thereby render Pembroke Dockyard efficient, and be enabled to hoist the engines and boilers into the ships now building there, as well as to perform any future have work, which, though not at present contemplated, may be required at any time in the event of war?


I am given to understand that a communication on this subject has been received at the Admiralty; but the matter has not been brought to my notice, and until I have had time to look into it carefully, I can express no opinion upon its practicability.