HC Deb 09 August 1905 vol 151 cc801-2
MR. TUFF (Rochester)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can give an undertaking that the men who have been discharged from Chatham and other dockyards during the present financial year will be given the first chance for employment in the construction of the proposed new naval base at Rosyth.


The works at Rosyth will not be completed for several years, and it is not possible to give any undertaking of the kind asked for in reference to shipbuilding or repairing work. The works themselves would not provide work suitable to the men now being discharged, and will be carried out by contract.