§ Mr. FELL (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if the condition of the rudders of the "Dreadnought" was only discovered when that ship was placed in dry dock;† See (4) Debates, clxix., 1417–8286 and, as that ship is to be stationed on the East Coast, what dry dock accommodation will be available there for her and for her sister ships which are now under construction.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The reply to the first of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I must refer the hon. Member to the full statement made by the First Lord in another place on the 1st May, ‡and by the Civil Lord in the course of the debate on Vote 10 on 25th April. §
§ MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)
Can the right hon. Gentleman say if there is a private dock on the East Coast capable of accommodating this vessel?