§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the amount of the unexpended balance of the Dockyard and Store Votes of the year 1889–90 applicable to the Naval Defence Fund under "The Naval Defence Act, 1889 "; and whether any portion of this has been expended in the year 1890–91?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The unexpended balance at the close of 1889–90 under the head of "New Construction under the Naval Defence Act of 1889," for which provision was made in the Navy Votes, was—for materials and contract work (Vote 8, Sections 1, 2, and 3), £174,243. No portion of this sum has been expended during the present financial year.