HC Deb 18 May 1908 vol 188 cc1614-5
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will state why the Admiralty were not asked by the Fishery Board for Scotland to detail a gunboat for sea-police duty in the Moray Firth during the time the "Ringdove" was absent for refitting.; and will he state the speed of the "Ring-dove," and for what period during the last twelve months she has been on duty in the Moray Firth.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) The Admiralty were asked for a substitute, but they informed the Fishery Board for Scotland that they were not in a position to comply with the request. I am informed it is not usual to advertise the speed of police vessels. From 1st May, 1907 to 30th April, 1908 the "Ring-dove" was on duty for about 194 days.