HC Deb 10 April 1888 vol 324 c857
SIR WILLIAM PLOWDEN (Wolverhampton, W.)

asked, Whether the Director of Naval Construction is directly responsible that new ships built or building in the Royal Dockyards are constructed in accordance with the designs, specifications, and weights as approved by the Board of Admiralty; and, whether he is required personally to inspect and certify from time to time, during the building or on the completion of such ships, that the progress of work on them (in accordance with approved designs, specifications, and weights) is commensurate with the recorded expenditure?


The duties of Director of Naval Construction are laid down at length in Parliamentary Paper C. 4,615 of 1886, page 5; and a perusal of those instructions will give more accurately than a short Parliamentary answer the duties of Director of Naval Construction and Director of Dockyards.