§ MR. OWEN PHILIPPS (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give instructions that the time for presenting petitions from dockyard workmen be extended from 1st January, 1909, to 1st March, 1909, in order to give time to workmen in the royal dockyards to consider the replies they may receive to their petitions for 1908 before having to submit their petitions for 1909.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) Instructions have already been issued that the time for presenting new petitions by dockyard employees is to be extended to four weeks after the announcement of the decisions on the petitions presented this year.