§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether any tender for carrying out the alterations to H.M.S. Black Prince, the training ship at Queenstown, have yet been accepted; and, when it is expected that the ship will be ready for the reception of the boys?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
No tender has yet been accepted, but the question is under consideration. The date cannot at present be given for the reception of boys, as it is dependent on the completion of the work by contract.