SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
I beg to ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty when he expects to introduce the Naval Works Bill; whether, meanwhile, he will lay upon the Table, as on 9th March, 1898, a Statement of Estimated Expenditure to 31st March, 1899, under the Naval Works Act, 1897; and, when the Annual Account for 1897–8, under the Naval Works Acts, corresponding to Paper 124 of last Session, will be in the hands of Members?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. A. CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
I cannot yet fix a date for the introduction of the Naval Works Bill, but it will not be taken before Easter. I shall be glad to lay on the Table the Return asked for. I understand that the Annual Account for 1897–8 will be issued in a few days.