HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 cc1190-1
MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is now, or, if not, when he will be, in a position to make a definite statement its to the intentions of the Government with regard to the abolition or otherwise of the system of classification in Her Majesty's Dockyards; and when, and in what manner, the financial proposals necessary to give effect to the Amendment accepted by the Government on the 6th inst. will be placed before the House?


The inquiry into the numerous questions affecting the dockyards, of which this is one, is proceeding; but will take some time longer. As soon as a decision is arrived at I shall be glad to inform the hon. Member of the result. The second question, affecting all Government employés, is one which ought to be addressed to the Treasury.


When may we expect to know the result? This matter has been several times before the House.


I have said the inquiry must take some time longer.