§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Dublin Harbour on the 28th November last, in which I stated that there was no intention of establishing a national shipyard in Ireland, but, as I have stated before, every effort is being made, and will be made, to take full advantage of the resources of the various shipbuilding yards in Ireland. With regard to the Dublin Dockyard Company itself, the berths of this company are being rearranged, so that instead of having three berths they will possess four berths within six months. As regards the site referred to by my hon. Friend, it has been suggested to the Dublin Dockyard Company that this site should be utilised as an extension of their existing yard. We are in communication with the company on the matter.