§ SIR JAMES HASLETT (Belfast, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the position of Belfast as a manufacturing city and a recruiting centre for the Army and Navy, he will arrange to have a guardship visit Belfast Lough frequently, and a naval training school for boys established at Belfast Lough.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) Belfast Lough is not considered suitable as a permanent station for a guardship, but ships of war will visit the Lough from time to time when the interests of the naval service permit. A detachment of the home fleet will visit the Lough shortly after the termination of the present cruise. The question of the desirability of creating a training establishment for boys in or near Belfast is under consideration.