§ *SIR. CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty when the final Report of the Boiler Committee will be in the hands of Members: and whether figures can be given to show the actual mean consumption of coal per indicated horse-power per hour in the case of the Belleville boiler, of the Babcock boiler, and of the Yarrow boiler.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN,) Suffolk, Woodbridge
I had already taken steps to ensure this Report being in the hands of Members at an early date, and I hope copies will be delivered at the House tomorrow. Tbere are, however, enclosures containing diagrams, which will take some time to print. These will be issued to Members at the earliest possible moment. With regard to the latter part of the right hon. Member's Question, I must refer him to the Answer I gave to his Question of the 6th July.†
§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE
That Answer was in my mind, but it did not show exactly what I asked for. It showed the average taken between the highest and the lowest but not the true average.