§ MR. THOMAS B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to establish a coaling station and a torpedo depôt in Lough Swilly, county Donegal; at which side east or west of the Lough it is proposed to establish the coaling station and torpedo depot; and what are the intentions of the Government in regard to the forts on the west side of Lough Swilly, and are they to be repaired or utilised for Naval purposes?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
There is no present intention of establishing a depôt at Lough Swilly such as suggested in the hon. Member's Question. It is not 940 desirable that I should enter into details with regard to any defence works which may be contemplated.