HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 c839

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the First Lord of the Admiralty is solely responsible to the country for the efficiency of naval administration, or whether his responsibility is shared to any, and, if so, what extent with the Naval Lords.


The First Lord of the Admiralty is responsible to Her Majesty and Parliament for all the business of the Admiralty, but all members of the Board are necessarily concerned by virtue of the Royal Patent under which they act in the efficient administration of the Navy.