HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 c2234
MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any orders have been given to Birkenhead, where unemployment is very severe; and, if so, whether the orders are being executed there.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) An order has been provisionally placed for three torpedo-boat destroyers with Messrs. Cammell, Laird, and Company, of Birkenhead, where these vessels will be built. This firm also are completing there a torpedo boat destroyer ordered from them some time ago.