§ 71. Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked what number of gunboats or other Admiralty craft are now stationed at or near the Port of Leith in connection with the dock strike; whether any Marines or other members of the Army have been landed, and, if so, for what purpose; and what special reason there is for the presence of ships of war in that particular port at present?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
There are no ships at Leith. The First Flotilla is at its ordinary base in the Forth, off South Queensferry. With regard to the remaining parts of the question, I must refer the hon. Member to the full reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 7th instant.