§ MR. ROSS (Londonderry)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty has his attention been called to a Memorial presented to the First Lord of the Admiralty by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce praying for the establishment of a training ship in Lough Foyle, and pointing out the exceptional advantages likely to accrue from compliance with the prayer of the Memorial; and does he propose to take any steps in relation to the matter?
SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH
The Memorial was received by the First Lord, and an answer was sent that the matter would receive the attention of the Admiralty in the event of an increase in the number of training ships being ever contemplated.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, in the event of a training ship being sent to Ireland, he does not consider Queenstown has stronger claims than any other part of Ireland?
* SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH
These are hypothetical questions which I cannot answer. If an additional training ship were added, the claims put forward would be carefully considered.