§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many floating docks capable of taking battleships and battle-cruisers of the "Dreadnought" type there are on the East Coast of England and Scotland; where they are situated; how many are building; how many are projected; whether these floating docks will be capable of taking a ship with proper area of bilge keel; and how many similar floating docks are built, building, and projected by Germany?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
There is only one floating dock on the East Coast capable of taking battleships and battle-cruisers of the "Dreadnought" type. This dock is now nearing completion at Wallsend-on-Tyne, and is, according to present arrangements, to be stationed in the Medway. It is capable of taking a ship with the full breadth of bilge keels. The question of floating docks is the subject of special attention at the present time. The numbers for Germany are:—two built, two building, three projected.