§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that several requirements are still necessary to enable repairs to armour-clad ships to be carried out at Haulbowline Dockyard, such as steam cranes for the basin and dry dock, armour-plating shop with planing and drilling machines, boiler shop, and galvanizing tank; and that no shed has yet been erected to protect the shearing and plate-banding machines; and whether, in view of the promise of the Admiralty to make Haulbowline an efficient repairing yard, these requirements will be supplied forthwith?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
It is not considered necessary that the machinery and shop mentioned in the question should be provided; but provision has been made to supply during the current year such machinery and furnaces as will, in the opinion of the Admiralty, render Haulbowline efficient to the required extent. The shed referred to will be erected during the current year.