§ Mr. GOLDMAN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state to what tests and analysis, chemical, microscopic, and physical, have the specimens of granite for Rosyth been submitted; and whether he can inform the House of the results of these tests, and how these compare with British and Irish stone?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The specimens of granite have been submitted to physical but not to chemical or microscopic tests. The result of the test is satisfactory and shows Norwegian granite to be as suitable for the purpose for which it is required as British or Irish stone.