§ Mr. W. WATSON
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 housing64W
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?
§ Mr. HODGES
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.