§ Mr. GRETTON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the duties which Sir Philip Watts, lately chief constructor, is now performing at the Admiralty; what are the terms of his present engagement; and how is he remunerated for his services?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Sir Philip Watts, as announced on 30th July, has been retained temporarily on retirement in the capacity of adviser on naval construction to the Board. His duties consist of advising on questions arising in connection with designs of ships building or projected on his plans for which he will remain responsible, and on such other matters as may be referred to him. During such time as he is acting in this capacity he receives a retaining fee of £1,000 a year.