§ 22. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give an approximate date for the proposed completion of the Singapore base?
§ 19. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, with reference to the contract for the construction of the Admiralty dockyard at Singapore, when it is intended to begin the work; when it is expected the work will be completed; and in what instalments it is contemplated making payments?
Preliminary work is in progress, but it will not be practicable to let a contract for the main undertaking for some considerable time, for the reason given in the First Lord's speech introducing Navy Estimates on 11th Mara last (OFFICIAL REPORT, Column 2649).