§ SIR WILLIAM ALLAN
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will explain why shipbuilding firms on the Tyne, Wear, Humber, or the Thames were not asked to tender for His Majesty's new yacht "Enchantress"; and whether Messrs. Harland and Wolff have the contract on a lump sum or on the cost of labour, material, charges, and profit amounts.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) The following firms were asked to tender for the Admiralty yacht, viz.:—Messrs. Barclay, Curie, Denny Brothers, Harland and Wolff, Henderson, Inglis, Laird Brothers, Ramage and Ferguson. The above firms were asked to tender because it was considered they were best able to deal with the requirements of the Admiralty in respect to the new yacht. Messrs. Harland and Wolff have undertaken the contract for a lump sum.