HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 c3153

(by Private Notice) asked the First Lord of the Admiralty when the acceleration on reconditioning work on vessels and repair of dockyard machinery in His Majesty's Dockyards will be started; will he explain what the Government mean by "effective orders"; and, further, can he make any statement with regard to Devon-port Dockyard?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Mon-sell)

The Admiralty intend that the work mentioned in the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour on 12th December shall be begun at the earliest possible date. As stated, Devonport will receive its share.


While thanking the hon. and gallant Gentleman for his very kind reply with regard to Devonport Dockyard, will he say on what date the work will be begun?

Viscountess ASTOR

Does the Admiralty realise the great feeling that is created in Royal Dockyards by giving all the shipbuilding work to places from which the Socialists come?