HC Deb 11 May 1896 vol 40 c1008
MR. J. M. MACLEAN (Cardiff)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether, having regard to the great maritime importance of the seaports in the Bristol Channel, both in regard to the training of Sailors and the supply of coal for the British Navy, he will allow some of Her Majesty's ships to go to Cardiff on the occasion of the approaching visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to that town?


I beg to ask whether, in the event of any of Her Majesty's ships being sent to the Bristol Channel on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Cardiff, the right hon. gentleman will arrange that they visit the ports of Barry and Penarth?

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

Arrangements will be made, circumstances admitting, for a visit by one or more of Her Majesty's ships to the Bristol Channel during the visit of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to Cardiff. The vessels will necessarily anchor in Penarth Roads, whence either Cardiff or Barry are equally accessible.