HC Deb 13 April 1891 vol 352 cc356-7

I had intended to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there are men at Sheerness Dockyard on the books as smiths, who are really doing fitters' work , and, if so, whether they should be classed as fitters; and whether arrangements can be entered into for the forgings of engines which are fitted at Sheerness being made in that Dockyard, instead of, as at present, in private yards? At the request of the noble Lord, I beg to postpone the question until Thursday.