§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it is the case that the greater number of skilled workmen and unskilled labourers have been discharged from the works at Haulbowline Dockyard, Queenstown; can he state if these works are now at a standstill; and, what are the intentions of the Admiralty with regard to this dock, which has been so many years in course of erection?
THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMLITON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
The extension works at Haulbowline, with the exception of placing the caissons, 180 being now practically completed, it has been necessary to discharge the greater number of the men employed upon them, such only being retained as are required to carry on the minor works mentioned at page 205 of the Navy Estimates, 1888–9. The placing of the caissons, which are shortly to be delivered, will complete the dock, which will be brought into use as circumstances require it.