HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 c1577

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the original estimate of £100,000 for the Rosyth Dockyard water scheme in the agreement made by the Admiralty with the district committee is likely to be exceeded owing to erroneous forecasts as to the strata; and whether he can state what payment in connection with this scheme will fall due this financial year.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The original estimate is likely to be exceeded by about £73,000, in consequence of engineering difficulties which have been met with. No payment on account of the scheme will be made this financial year, because the capital cost is paid by a "loan," and the Admiralty only begin to make an annual payment when we get water supplied.