HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1270

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the disaster which occurred on board the French battleship "Jena" whilst in dry dock, he can state what precautions are taken on board His Majesty's ships when in dry dock for for preserving the effectiveness of the magazine flooding arrangements; and, with regard to the shore connections of such flooding arrangements, whether these can be operated independently in case of need from the dockside.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The precautions taken are specified in the Dockyard and King's Regulations, and are considered satisfactory. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the affirmative.