§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that Haul-bowline Dockyard possesses no building slip, and that a fine site for this purpose presents itself at the north-east corner of the entrance to the basin; whether he is also aware that a new roller slip is badly wanted near the mast house, the present one being too steep, and dangerous when used for hauling up heavy boats; and will the Admiralty consider the desirability of including the outlay for these two requirements in the coming Estimates?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
(who replied) said: The House is aware that the Admiralty have not favoured the idea of adding to the number of their shipbuilding yards. They do not, therefore, intend to construct a building slip at Haulbowline. They have received no Report as to the need of a new roller slip.