§ MR. JOHN O'CONNOR
May I ask the noble Lord the First Lord of the Admiralty why it is that 240 men were discharged from the Haulbowline Dockyard on Saturday?
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
I only received notice of the hon. Gentleman's question a few minutes ago, and therefore have not had time to obtain any information in regard to the matter to which it refers; but I imagine that, if there has been any discharge of workmen at Haulbowline, it is because the works they have been engaged upon have been completed.