§ MR. MACLEAN (Bath)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what are the prospects of the battleship " Montagu" now ashore on Lundy Island, being floated; whether the Liverpool Salvage Company is in sole charge of the operations, or are such operations under†See (4) Debates,clix., 1116.22 the direction of the admiral; and, if the latter, will the Admiralty consider the advisability of granting to the salvage company such freedom of action as would be given them in the case of a similar casualty in the mercantile marine.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
The prospects of floating the " Montagu" are good if the weather continues favourable. The local operations are under the directions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet, and it is not proposed to make any alterations in the existing arrangements at present.