HC Deb 01 March 1909 vol 1 cc1225-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what part of the works at Rosyth is being constructed of granite; whether alternative tenders were obtained for constructing such part in concrete; and, if so, what was the comparative cost?


It is not easy to specify briefly where granite is used: it may be said generally that it is used in copings, altars, bilge and keel blocks, and quoins to cassion steps. No alternative tenders were obtained for substituting concrete for granite, as granite was considered to be necessary in the places where it is to be used.