§ MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Board propose to commence the new entrance lock to the repairing basins at 1413 Portsmouth this financial year, seeing that a sum of money for its commencement has already been voted.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
It is not intended to commence the construction of this lock entrance during the present financial year.
MR. ARTHURLEE (Hampshire, Fareham)
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reason for the delay in proceeding with this very important work?
§ MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)
In view of the many men out of work in Portsmouth, cannot the Admiralty at once put the work in hand?