§ MR. JOHN PENN (Lewisham)
I beg to ask the Admiralty whether any requests for an increase in the engine-room complements have been received from the captains of Her Majesty's ships and, if so, what ships; and, whether any restrictions are placed upon the development of indicated horse-power during the Naval Manoœuvres?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THK ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
While it is not usual or necessary to make public the communications passing between captains of Her Majesty's ships and the Admiralty, I may inform the hon. Member that no question of any 373 importance has been raised since the Secretary to the Admiralty answered his question of the 19th March, I894; in special restrictions are imposed for manœuvres, and the regulations of horsepower laid down in the Queen's Regulations apply to ships whether commissioned for ordinary service or for manœuvres.