§ Mr. ASTOR
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a Commission has been, or is still, sitting to inquire into the organisation of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors; what was the scope of the inquiry; whether the Commission considered the position of apprentices in the engineer manager's department, and whether the Commission has reported; and, if so, whether their Report will be published?
§ Mr. McKENNA
A Committee is now inquiring into the organisation of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors and certain cognate subjects, including the question of the prospects of the apprentices in the engineering department. The Committee768W has not yet presented its report, and, therefore, I am not in a position to answer the last part of the hon. Gentleman's question.