§ Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the large admiral's barge attached to the yacht "Enchantress," and built for use in Portsmouth Harbour, was recently ordered to be sent to Plymouth for the occasion of the First Lord's visit to that port; whether it was found impossible to send the barge by the "Enchantress" and orders were given that it should be sent by a battleship specially allotted for the purpose; if so, whether, in consequence of this order, it would be necessary to take out some of the existing boat-fittings of the battleship and replace them by fittings suitable for the barge; and whether he would state the estimated cost of fitting a battleship for this purpose; and (2) for whose use the admiral's barge attached to the "Enchantress" was recently ordered to be sent to Plymouth; and what was the estimated cost in connection with the repairs which had recently been carried out in regard to it and its dispatch to Plymouth?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It was intended to send the steam barge belongng to the "Enchantress" to Portland for the use of the Board of Admiralty during the recent visit paid by His Majesty to the Fleet. The intention was, however, abandoned.