HC Deb 31 July 1911 vol 29 c19

asked whether the representatives of the Admiralty at Rosyth have examined the new lifebuoys provided for the rescue of workmen who may fall into the sea; and are they satisfied with the length of line supplied to each buoy?


I must remind the hon. Member that the contractors and not the Admiralty are responsible for the provision of lifebuoys and fittings. Arrangements have been made by the contractors for attaching fifteen fathoms of line to each buoy, and the representatives of the Admiralty are satisfied with this length.