§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN (Gateshead)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the total amount of royalty paid for the use of Belleville boilers in H. M. S. Powerful and Terrible; to whom was the money paid; and have the contractors for these ships handed in a bill for extras due to alterations made after the contracts were signed; if so, what are the respective amounts?
§ MR. MACARTNEY
The total amount of royalty due to Messrs. Delaunay, Belleville and Co., the owners of the patents, amounts to £5,250 for each ship, of which £4,383 (including £83 for drawings) has been paid to this firm for each ship to the present date. Certain extra works and alterations outside the original contracts have been undertaken by the contractors, and in accordance with the terms of the contracts and the usual practice, the cost of these items has been agreed upon and approved by the Admiralty. I am not prepared to state the amounts so paid.