§ MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty for how long the two dredgers which were lent to the Egyptian Government two years ago, in May and July, 1905, respectively, are to remain at the disposal of that Government; whether Treasury sanction had been obtained for this transaction; and whether any payment is being made by the Egyptian Government for the value of the services rendered by the two dredgers.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
One of the dredgers sailed on the 22nd ult. on her way home. It is proposed to sell the other to the Egyptian Government. The Answer to the second Question is in the affirmative, and to the third Question in the negative.