§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, if he can say when a commencement will be made with the new works at Haul-bowline, and what works it is proposed first to proceed with; and, whether the machinery required to equip the Dockyard will be placed in position during the present year.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
Orders have been given for the commencement of the following works as early as possible:—Roadways, tramlines, etc., pitching slopes at south-east corner of yard, dredging cambers, slipway, new building to serve as smithy, and supply of fresh water to dockyard. The sheers and crane have been already ordered, and the remaining machinery will be obtained during the financial year and fixed in place as early as possible.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether, when these works are commenced, they will be proceeded with until they are completed?