HC Deb 13 July 1904 vol 137 cc1464-5
MR. SCOTT MONTAGU (Hampshire, New Forest)

To ask the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether the projected naval works at Roseneath are being pushed forward or are stopped; and whether, in view of the fact that Roseneath forms the only naval base in the North Sea, such works will be continued with the least possible delay.

(Answered by Mr. Arthur Lee.) I presume Rosyth is intended. Good progress is being made with the necessary preliminary works and preparation of plans and estimates. It has not yet been possible to present a total Estimate to Parliament, and consequently money is not yet available for pushing on with the main scheme. No delay, however, has occurred, and there has been no change of policy with regard to this project.