HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 cc63-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if, in view of the recent industrial development in the neighbourhood, it is the intention of the Admiralty to make use of the vacant building known as Rosyth Naval Mansions, Inverkeithing; to what purpose it is proposed to put the building; and if, in view of the shortage of housing

the number of lieutenants from warrant rank, commissioned warrant officers, and warrant officers, respectively, of the writer branch, supply branch, regulating branch, sick-berth staff and cookery staff that are borne on the books for active sea service up to date?


The following statement shows, the numbers of Warrant Officers and above borne on 26th May, 1924. All are liable for active sea service:

in the district, the question of transforming the building into dwelling-houses has been considered?


The building known as "Naval Base Mansions" at Inverkeithing is not now vacant: it has recently been converted (at small cost) for use as a store for surplus machinery for which no accommodation is available at Rosyth, and for which purpose, the building is very suitable owing to its construction. The question of transforming the building into dwelling-houses was considered and found to be impracticable at a reasonable cost.