§ DR. TANNER (Cork County, Mid)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if it has been found necessary to change the Belleville boilers in the new Royal yacht; and if Scotch cylindrical boilers are to be substituted, and if it is necessary to put 140 tons of cement ballast in the ship's hold to ensure her stability.
§ MR. MACARTNEY
There is no intention of changing the Belleville boilers in the new Royal yacht. A certain amount of ballast will be used to ensure the stability of the ship, being the same as originally contemplated in the design.