§ Mr. R. BEAUMONT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what arrangements are made for the dredging of Portsmouth Harbour; whether the work is carried out by the Admiralty or by contract; and, if the latter, who are the contractors?1055W
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
Dredging in Portsmouth Harbour is carried out as necessary to maintain the berths and channels at the depths considered adequate for the safe berthing and passage of His Majesty's ships. The work is normally done by Admiralty craft, manned by employés of the Department.