HC Deb 05 May 1892 vol 4 c187
MR. PICTON (Leicester)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has re-considered the difficulty experienced by Members of this House, and Her Majesty's subjects generally, in obtaining information as to the history and commissions of high class ships of Her Majesty's Navy; whether he can now give any hope that a Return will be furnished, giving a complete list of ships fit for active service, the dates at which they were ordered, reported ready, commissioned, paid out, and re-commissioned, together with the stations and services on which they have been employed; and whether, if such a Return is moved for, he will give it a favourable consideration?


I have had a Return prepared which the hon. Gentleman can have upon moving for it, though I do not think it adds much to information already available.