29. Miss Ward
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the programme of cruiser and destroyer reconstruction in the Admiralty dockyards is up to schedule?
Will the answer also be in the affirmative if we ask whether the delivery of aeroplanes to the Fleet Air Ann is up to schedule?
30. Miss Ward
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why private firms with an up-to-date equipment and experience of reconditioning are not invited to tender for reconstruction work?
The Royal dockyards are at present capable of undertaking the reconstruction and the refitting of His Majesty's ships as now forecast, and it has not been found necessary to have this work carried out by contract.