§ Mr. GRETTON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if any contracts for the 1831W construction of warships or other war vessels for His Majesty's Navy made since the 1st of April, 1910, provide for the payment of premiums for the completion of the contracts and delivery by the contractors at dates prior to the dates stated for delivery in the contracts; and will he state if it has been the practice of the Admiralty in recent years to make contracts as indicated above?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
No contracts for warships or other war vessels made since 1st April, 1910, provide for payment of premiums for completion at dates earlier than the contract dates. It has not been the practice of the Admiralty in recent years to make contracts on that basis.