HC Deb 11 July 1898 vol 61 c475
MR. MCKILLOP (Stirlingshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether any steps are being taken by the Admiralty to investigate the supply of high-class steam coal which is available in Scotland; and whether opportunities will be given to firms owning such coal to tender?


In reply to my honourable Friend who has been in communication with me on this matter, I have to say that the Admiralty are fully aware of the merits and demerits of Scotch coal. Should, however, any be offered which has not hitherto been tested, the usual steps will be taken to ascertain its merits, and opportunities will be given to the collieries which are approved to tender.