§ MR. NIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the armoured ships constituting the Portsmouth and Devonport divisions of the Home fleet with nucleus crews, whose length of service will not be a fixed period, will practice fire control and carry out gunlayers' tests and battle practice; and whether the annual allowance of ammunition for target practice for ships in the Home fleet will be in. 31 the same proportion as that for ships of the Channel, Atlantic, and Mediterranean fleets
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and to the latter part in the negative.