§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, whether, in view of the desirability of utilising the summer months for the construction of the proposed new works at Haulbowline Dockyard, the Admiralty will proceed to carry them out pending the completion of the Vote, in Supply?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. J. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
The Admiralty are not in a position to begin the work until after Vote 10 has been sanctioned by Parliament, but the interval will be used for the completion of the detailed plans.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
asked whether the sums allotted to these works for the present financial year would be spent upon them notwithstanding any delay that might occur in commencing them?
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
said that he could not give any definite pledge to the hon. Gentleman's Question, but the works would be proceeded with as rapidly as possible.