§ MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, South)
After the statements made last night on the subject of the Navy by the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Chan- 1291 cellor of the Exchequer, I asked the noble Lord whether he would lay on the Table certain information. The first thing I asked for was a statement as to the waste of ships in the Fleet; the second was a statement as to the effect of what was known as Lord Northbrook's scheme since it was adopted; and the third was a statement in print of the figures contained in the noble Lord's speech. Will the noble Lord give the House that information?
§ * LORD G. HAMILTON
I have directed the first two statements mentioned by the right hon. Gentleman to be prepared, and I will circulate the third statement for which the right hon. Gentleman asks in the course of 24 hours.