§ 33. Sir GIFFORD FOX
asked the Minister of Agriculture the Department to which the survey ship "Challenger" belongs; on whose Estimates the cost of working the ship is carried; and whether the vessel can now be returned to the Ministry of Agriculture to help the fishing industry?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The survey ship "Challenger" belongs to my Department, but is at present on loan to the Admiralty for the purpose of survey work, her working expenses being carried on the Estimtes of the Admiralty. I am not prepared at present to say when the ship will revert to my Department, but the question is under consideration.