HC Deb 23 March 1910 vol 15 c1032

asked why, since the "Neptune" and "Indefatigable" were to be completed within the financial year 1910–11, there would on 31st March, 1911, be an outstanding liability against the "Neptune" of £15,235, and against the "Indefatigable" of £32,850?


The outstanding liabilities, which are due to the fact that there is always some interval between the completion of the contract and actual payment of the final instalment, owing to the necessity of examining and collecting various certificates, settlement of questions of penalty, etc., will in no way delay the completion of the ship.