Of course the minister
would have to be satisfied that all claims were paid before any bonds were issued. This clause makes the payment of a partial subsidy absolute, whether the dock is completed or not. There are two other changes of a minor nature in the first part of the Act. One provides that the width of the docks shall be increased from 110 feet to 125 feet, and the other provides that the depth of the docks shall be increased, so that the water over the sill shall be 38 feet, not 37 feet as under the present Act. These changes are made in accordance with the representations of the Admiralty, and are rendered necessary because of the larger *size of the vessels which are being built to-day.
Topic: THE DRY DOCK SUBSIDIES ACT, 1910, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic: SECOND READING OF BIRD.