§ LORD G. HAMILTON (Middlesex, Ealing)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can now give in a Memorandum the dimensions, cost, &c, of the two battle-ships to be laid down this year; and whether the designs of the two proposed large cruisers will be complete and made known to the House before the discussion on Navy Estimates is resumed?
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
The Memorandum as to battle-ships will probably be presented in two or three weeks, as the designs are now in the final stages. The designs for the two large cruisers are not yet sufficiently advanced to give particulars, but I adhere to the promise already given to furnish them.