§ MR. DALZIEL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is now able to say if a higher standard of linoleum will be adopted for use on Her Majesty's fleet; and whether precautions will be taken to ensure that in each case the quality supplied is equal to the sample submitted.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. MACARTNEY,) Antrim, N.
No complaints have recently been received as to the description or quality of linoleum received, and there is no reason to suppose that the quality supplied is not equal to the sample submitted. I may add that orders have been given for trials to be made of a thicker quality of linoleum, and it will depend on the results whether or no such a quality should be adopted.