§ SIR WILLIAM PLOWDEN (Wolverhampton, W.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Which of the appointments specified last year for the assistance of the Director of Dockyards in the economical performance of works have been filled up; how many of those appointments have still to be made; and, what is the cause of delay in completing the staff of the Director of Dockyards essential for the economical performance of his duties?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
Of the appointments specified last year for the assistance of the Director of Dockyards, one constructor, one assistant constructor, and one engineer assistant have been filled up. This leaves four more appointments to be made if the original scheme is adhered to; but it is probable that, with the experience gained during the past year, some modification may be advantageously made.