THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
Arrangements already made will prevent a training ship or brig being sent to Stornoway during the summer months, but the Western Isles will not be forgotten, and as in the past Her Majesty's ships have visited them from time to time so visits will take place in the future.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN) (Cork, E.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Ireland is the only component part of the United Kingdom that does not possess a training ship; and does he not think that Queenstown has stronger claims for consideration in this respect than Stornoway?
* SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH
I have only to repeat that, if it were contemplated to add any more to the number of the existing training ships, the claims of Ireland would be very carefully considered, and I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the claims of that country are not forgotten at the Admiralty. In answer to the hon. Member, I have to say that training ships are stationary and do not go about the coast. The training squadron visits different parts of the coast, and I do not exclude the possibility of visits to Stornoway.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
May I suggest to the right hon. Gentleman that even a temporary training brig would be better than nothing?