§ MR. M'KILLOP (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what steps, if any, have been taken to secure additional supplies of coal from Scotch or other sources?
§ MR. MACARTNEY
A careful examination has been made of the different coals not ordinarily used in Her Majesty's ships which have been recently offered. Experimental trials of the following coals will be made in the usual course at Portsmouth, viz.:—Oakley Collieries, Limited, Oakley; Alloa Coal Company, Bannockburn Navigation; Morningside Coal Company, Limited, Morningside (Balonrigg); Kinneil Cannel and Coking Coal Company, Limited, Kinneil Navigation; Ellerbeck Collieries, Limited, Orrell. Invitations to tender for the following coals will be issued whenever supplies are required during the continuance of the Welsh coal strike, 309 viz.:—J. Nimmo and Company, Limited, Longrigg Navigation; Fife Coal Company, Limited, Aitken Navigation; R. Forrester, Roughrigg; R. Addie and Sons' Collieries, Limited, Denny (Herbertshire); A. G. Moore and Company, Denny (Carronrigg); Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries, Limited, Denaby Main; Mitchell Main Colliery Company, Limited, Mitchell Main; Yorkshire and Derbyshire Coal and Iron Company, Limited, Carlton Main. These firms will also be asked to tender for yard purposes.