§ SIR WILLIAM PLOWDEN (Wolverhampton, W.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return showing the number of times the Director of Naval Construction has visited the Royal Dockyards at Home on duty in the course of the last two years; and, if he will furnish to the House a Report drawn up by the Director of Naval Construction as to the actual progress made in the building of ships in the several Dockyards as compared with their estimated advancement, the Report being made up to the end of the last financial year?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
I see no advantage in laying such a Return as the hon. Gentleman asks for in the first part of the Question. If he will read the Memorandum which I laid upon the Table of the House relating to the Navy Estimates, and look at the details of Vote 8, he will there find the information he requires.