§ MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can now give the House any information as to the prospects of salving H.M.S. "Montagu," and (in the event of the prospects being favourable) if he can state whether it is anticipated that she can be ultimately restored to a condition of unimpaired fighting efficiency.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
If there is a continuation of the present fine weather for a sufficient period, it is hoped that the vessel will be salved and repaired. The work is being pressed on with all possible speed, and the reports, of progress received are satisfactory.