§ 4. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the policy of the present Government is to stimulate work in the shipbuilding trade by the immediate construction of cruisers and auxiliary craft in anticipation of the naval programme; and, in that case, when he proposes to call for tenders and for what vessels?
§ Mr. SOMERVILLE
Is the bon. Gentleman aware that in a month's tune another thousand men will be thrown out of work owing to the completion of the Government orders at -Barrow, and what does he propose to do in regard to this matter?
§ Mr. HARDIE
Will the hon. Gentleman give us some idea as to the undertakings entered into in regard to pre-war ships by the last Government?