§ Mr. WILKIE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can now state when the workmen in His Majesty's dockyards will receive the replies to their last year's petitions; whether he can state when the petitions for the present year will have to be presented; whether he can give the approximate date of the annual visit of the representatives of the Admiralty to the respective dockyards; and whether he will give adequate notice of the date of such visit to the representatives of the various workmen in accordance with previous promise?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. McKenna)
We are now in correspondence with the Treasury, and hope to give replies within the next few days. The new petitions may be presented as soon as replies have been received to those of last year. With regard to the third part of the question, dates have not yet been fixed. The reply to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.