§ MR. PENN (Lewisham)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether in new designs for, or on points of detail in, the construction of Belleville boilers the Belleville Company is consulted; and, if so, what fee is paid, and what is the total sum so paid since the adoption of the boiler, over and above anything paid as royalty, and what is the total amount paid, and to be paid, as royalty.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The reply to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. The fee for this consultation is included in the royalty. The only extra payment to the Belleville Company beyond the royalty is for drawings which they supply. The actual amount paid up to date for royalty is £116,192, and for drawings £644, in respect of fifty-four ships. The approximate amount remaining to be paid for royalty in respect of forty-eight ships is £49,231.