§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many docks, outside the United Kingdom but in British territory, will take the new warships, built and building; where those docks are situated; and what steps are being taken to enlarge existing docks or make other provision for docking the latest ships?
§ Mr. AMMON
Our latest large warships can be docked in two existing docks in British territory outside the United Kingdom, namely, one at Quebec and the other at St. John, N.B. Two other suitable docks are in course of construction at Esquimalt and at Durban respectively. The latter is due to complete this year, and the former in 1927. In addition, one of the ex-German floating docks allocated to Malta, when lengthened, will be capable of taking the largest of our ships.