§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state approximately the expenditure under the Military Works Acts and Naval Works Acts in the current financial year.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Under the Military Works Acts, the approximate expenditure for 1903-4 will be £3,600,000. Under the Naval Works Acts, as stated by the Secretary to the Admiralty yesterday in reply to the hon. Member for Exeter, the approximate expenditure for 1903–4 will be £3,493,500.