HC Deb 19 November 1908 vol 196 c1390

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can now state whether he has received the Report of his officials who have visited Dundee with regard to the suitability of Dundee as a base for submarines; if so, whether the report is favourable to the adoption of Dundee for such a purpose; and, in view of the prevailing unemployment, whether he will consider the advisability of making an early commencement with the necessary work connected therewith.


The report in question has been received and is under consideration, and a decision will be reached at the earliest possible date. It cannot be said that the utilisation of a dock or basin at Dundee by vessels that might happen to be there can materially reduce the present unemployment, as no works are contemplated by the Admiralty at Dundee.