§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the whole of the work of construction (including that of engines and machinery) of the two smaller submarines of the 1929 programme is to be executed at Chatham Naval Dockyard; and, in the event of it being intended that the order for any part of such work shall be placed elsewhere, what the nature of such work is, its approximate cost, and the reason for placing the order for its execution other than at Chatham Dockyard?1644W
It is intended to make full use of the available capacity of Chatham Dockyard in the construction of the two smaller submarines of the 1929 programme. Only such work will be ordered elsewhere as cannot be conveniently dealt with at Chatham Yard. At the present stage, no estimate of cost or statement of the nature of the work can be given.