§ 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.