§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is proposed, at an early date, to ask the House of Commons to vote a Supplementary Estimate for the purpose of repairing, with the least possible delay, the loss occasioned to the Royal Navy by the sinking of H.M.S. Victoria?
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, Lancashire, Clitheroe)
Questions of this nature seem to be altogether premature; but the House may rest assured that the Admiralty will not neglect the duty of keeping the Navy at the necessary strength in the Mediterranean and elsewhere.