HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 cc2233-4
18. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what official duties will be performed by the Admiralty yacht "Enchantress," or to what uses will she be put, apart from conveying the Board of Admiralty round the lines of warships at the review; and whether there are no official or unofficial buildings at Ports-Mouth which could be used for the accommodation of their Lordships instead of this vessel?


I have nothing to add to the replies already given to the House with regard to the first part of the question. It is obvious that the hiring of hotel accommodation with its attendant disadvantages is possible, but the Board prefer to use the vessel which was constructed for the purpose required and is now available for it.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

So that rather than go to an hotel a ship has to be specially commissioned at a cost of £ 1,100?


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the general view it is highly desirable that the Lords of the Admiralty should have every facility in visiting the Fleet?