HC Deb 23 March 1908 vol 186 cc1064-5
MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many obsolete war vessels still remain in the Kyles of Bute; whether it is intended that these shall be sold, or utilised in the event of an outbreak of war; if the former, when it is proposed to sell them, and will they be sold without the breaking-up condition, at least so far as their engines are concerned.


There are three vessels in the Kyles of Bute, two of which will be sold probably before April, 1909, for breaking up in the United Kingdom. It cannot be stated at present how the third vessel will be disposed of or utilised.


Will the Admiralty insist on the "breaking-up" condition?


Certainly, if it is imposed.

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