§ MR. LAMONT (Buteshire)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty how long H.M.S. "Commonwealth" was in dock after grounding on Hamilton Spit, in the Island of Arran, and what was the cost of effecting the necessary repairs.
§ MR. McKENNA
The "Commonwealth" was docked at Devonport for repairs after grounding, on 30th August, 1907, and undocked on the 4th October, 1907. The grounding took place on the 23rd August, 1907. No separate account was kept of the expenditure incurred in making good the damage referred to, but the estimated cost of the work was £3,450; and from a return of expenditure which includes the cost of the work in question, there seems no reason to suppose that the actual expenditure was in excess of this estimate.