HL Deb 17 June 1901 vol 95 c526

, who had given notice to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Report of the Committee which recently inspected the new works at Gibraltar will be laid on the Table of the House; and whether the construction of those works is being delayed in consequence of the Report or any other proceedings of that Committee, said: At the request of my noble friend the First Lord of the Admiralty, and in view of the debate in another place two nights ago, I will postpone my question; but I must say, before sitting down, that I think we ought to have a clear statement at the earliest possible date, the matter being of the greatest importance to the maritime interests of this country.