§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has any official reports upon the experiments which have been with the apparatus for coaling His Majesty's ships when at sea; and, if so, will he state their purport, and can he state if this system of coaling has been adopted by any other Powers.
§ MR. PRETYMAN
Official reports have been received which show that further experiments are desirable, and these are now in progress. Apparatus for this system of coaling is under trial by several foreign Governments.