§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether any purchases of steel dredgers or any parts thereof have been made from foreign firms by the Admiralty during the last two years?
§ The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. George Lambert)
As regards dredgers, the answer is in the negative. As regards dredger parts, in April last a few pins (for dredger buckets) composed of a special material were purchased from a foreign firm for trial purposes.