HC Deb 02 April 1897 vol 48 c401
MR. T. C. H. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Amiralty whether, in making arrangements for the Summer cruise of the Fleet in the North, he will give favourable consideration to the Ports of Cromarty and Kirkwall as places of call?

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

In making arrangements for the cruise of the Channel Fleet the Admiralty cannot be guided by political considerations or by Parliamentary influence. Naval consideration alone must determine the nature of the cruise.