§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in estimating the amount still to be expended after 31st March next at Rosyth during the remaining period of time before completion as £1,687,000, he has taken into consideration the sum of £2,717,000 which is given on page 135 of the Navy Estimates as representing the further amount required for completing the work, in addition to £145,000 for new magazines?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The sum of £1,687,000, given as the estimated amount still to be expended at Rosyth during the period extending from the end of 1910–11 to the time of completion is that to be paid on the main contract, Section 1 of which, as the Noble Lord is aware, is due for completion on 30th September, 1913, and Section 2 on 30th June, 1916, with a bonus in respect of Section 2 for earlier completion. The £2,717,000 shown on page 135 of the Navy Estimates for 1910–11 includes, of course, payment on account of the contract already entered into, the, difference between the two sums representing ultimate work in connection with various features of the complete scheme, such as the erection of buildings and contingent work generally.
§ Lord C. BERESFORD
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether it is a fact that if the dock is to be finished as stated by the Government £600,000 a year will have to be expended till it is completed?