HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 cc878-9

I will not say anything now about works. My hon. friend the Civil Lord, when the proper occasion comes, will tell the House, or the Committee as the case may be, what is being done. I will only say, briefly, that progress is on the whole very satisfactory indeed on the works which are so necessary for the restoration and equipment of our Fleet. I think the House has already testified its satisfaction at the announcement which was made by my right hon. friend the Prime Minister, to the effect that we have secured a site for a new naval station within the limits of the United Kingdom; and my hon. friend will tell the House, with much more authority than I can, how suitable that particular site is for the purposes for which we have acquired it.