§ 30. Mr. HOHLER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to what has been decided in regard to Chatham Dockyard, as the result, of the deputation to the Prime Minister and the prospect of work in that yard?
§ Mr. LONG
Owing to the great pressure of work in the Constructive Department 878 at Chatham now and for some months ahead, there is no immediate possibility of laying down a merchant ship at that yard. I may add that negotiations are nearing completion for the sale of some sixty acres of ground in Chatham Dockyard to a private firm for mercantile shipbuilding purposes.