§ MR. P. O'BRIENfor Mr. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is a fact that H.M.S. Banterer needs repairs, and whether they are such as could be done in the Government or other docks 1823 in Cork Harbour; and, if so, will orders be given to have any such necessary repairs executed there?
§ THE FIRST LOED OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The question of the repair of the Banterer is now under consideration. The staff at Haulbowline is not at present capable of undertaking the required work; but before deciding whether to send her to Devonport Dockyard, I propose to call for tenders from the local shipbuilding yards at Cork for the execution of such repairs as they are competent to carry out.