HC Deb 27 February 1906 vol 152 cc1009-11
MR. H. J. CRAIG (Tynemouth)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, having regard to the fact that the contemplated removal of H.M.S. "Satellite" from the Tyne will not only inflict inconvenience on the men of the Royal Naval Reserve resident on Tyne, side, but also deprive an important port of a ship which is extensively used, both as a recruiting depôt for His Majesty's Navy, and as a drill ship for naval reserves of all classes, he will consider the desirability of retaining her in commission for a further period.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The Admiralty have decided to lend H.M.S. "Satellite" to the Tyneside Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, on the understanding that the expense of her upkeep and maintenance, together with any dock dues and local charges that may he levied, will be borne by the funds of the Division.