§ MR. ASHLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many of the torpedo boat destroyers included in this year's Estimates will be fitted with turbine machinery; and whether any provision will be made on those vessels for opening the turbine cases while at sea for the purpose of carrying out repairs
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON, Dundee)
All the destroyers included in this 1800 year's programme of new construction will be fitted with turbines. The details of the designs are still under consideration.
§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what provision of artisans and machinery will be made on foreign stations for carrying out serious repairs to turbines.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
This question is occupying the attention of the Admiralty, and I am not in a position to make any statement at present.