§ MR. BOWERMAN
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if it is the intention of the Admiralty to allocate a sum of money to the works department in the Deptford Victualling Yard for the purpose of providing employment by way of undertaking necessary repairs to the compass-house, at present covered by tarpaulins to keep out rain, mending the roadways, and in other directions.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) Money has been allocated for necessary repairs at Deptford to the end of the financial year, including work on roadways, etc., but no additional men can be taken on. The compass-house roof was tarred and sanded last year, and the building is not in need of repair.