HC Deb 27 February 1900 vol 79 c1212
MR. DALZIEL () Kirkcaldy

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the thickness of linoleum specified for in the case of the decks of Her Majesty's ships, and in particular for the decks of the torpedo flotilla; and can he state what steps are taken by the Admiralty to ensure that the linoleum supplied is in accordance with the quality for the supply of which tenders are invited.


Plain corticine or linoleum floorcloth of not less than 3-16in. in thickness is used for the decks of Her Majesty's ships (including torpedo boat destroyers and torpedo boats). The contract specification provides that this floorcloth shall "be answerable in every respect to the description given in the schedule—properly matured, and in point of material, make, and finish in every respect equal to the samples accepted at the time of tendering." Portions of the accepted samples are distributed to the dockyards, and deliveries are compared with the accepted samples before receipt.