§ DR. TANNER, (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether means will be found to meet some of the grievances in the coming financial year of which the Dockyard workmen have complained in their recent annual petitions; and, if so, which of the grievances complained of do the Admiralty propose to redress?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
As announced in the First Lord's statement explanatory of the Navy Estimates, 1896–7, "certain grievances of which the Dockyard workmen had complained in their recent annual petitions have been under consideration, and it is hoped that means will be found to meet some of them in the coming financial year." A statement will be made on the subject when a decision has been come to, but other Departments as well as the Admiralty have to be consulted in the matter.