HC Deb 18 February 1896 vol 37 c545

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the proposed increase of the Navy, and the fact that the fishing population of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland is admirably suited for providing recruits for the Navy, he will consider the advisability of stationing a training ship on the coast of Ross shire at an early date?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square

No, Sir. I was obliged to inform several Irish Members the other day that it was not intended to increase the number of these training ships, and I am obliged to give the same answer to the right hon. Gentleman with regard to Scotland.