HC Deb 14 July 1913 vol 55 cc887-8
80. Mr. FELL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if any contracts have been or are about to be let for works at Cromarty; and, if so, will the condition be imposed in the contracts that the material to be used must be granite from the United Kingdom and not from Norway?


A contract has recently been let for certain work at Cromarty, but the nature of the work will not necessitate the use of granite.


May I ask whether in any contract entered into we shall not have the Rosyth scandal repeated again?


There will not be any granite in this contract. When we do want granite we shall follow the policy of the past and get the cheapest and best.