§ MR. CURRAN (Durham, Jarrow)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the nature of the distress due to unemployment now prevailing in Jarrow; and whether he will be able to place any Admiralty orders there at an early date.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
Messrs. Palmer of Jarrow have tendered for all the recent Admiralty contracts, but have not, up to the present been successful in obtaining an order. Tenders for machinery for a battleship and cruiser are now under consideration.