15. Mr. W. M. WATSON
asked the First Lord of the A dmiralty if any scheme, apart from shiphreaking, has yet been placed before his Department for the utilisation of any part of Rosyth dockyard for commercial purposes; and whether, in view of the large number of unemployed in the Dunfermline district due to the closing of the dockyard, he is offering any special inducement to firms to come in?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Various schemes have been under consideration, but none has yet reached a stage to require a decision by the Admiralty. As previously stated, the Admiralty are willing to consider favourably any reasonable proposals placed before them.
17. Mr. WATSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of men discharged from Rosyth dockyard during the present year; how many are under notice of discharge; how many are hired and how many established; and what is the number to which the care and maintenance party is to be reduced?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
The reply to the first part of the question is 11 hired men; to the second, none; and to the last part, 205.