HC Deb 28 April 1925 vol 183 cc23-4
45. . Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the shipbuilding programme; and, if not, when he anticipates that one will be made?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The Cabinet Committee which is inquiring into the naval shipbuilding programme is making steady progress, but I am not yet in a position to announce a definite date on which it will be possible to make a statement on the subject.


Is the Prime Minister aware of the effect that this decision will have upon the unemployed, and is he also aware that the First Lord of the Admiralty in the last Conservative Administration said that the work of 32,000 men depended upon this full programme?


I am aware of those facts.