§ MR. ROUND) (Essex, N.E., Harwich
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware of the growth of the maritime population in the towns and villages upon the River Colne; and whether he will provide some station in the locality where facilities could be granted for training for the Royal Navy or for entering the Royal Naval Reserve?
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The Admiralty are making inquiries as to whether a suitable site for a drill battery can be obtained in the locality in question; and 1123 also as to the number of seafaring men who would probably avail themselves of the facilities for training that might be so afforded.