HC Deb 18 May 1904 vol 135 c169

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will obtain the information necessary to enable him to state what has been the total naval expenditure out of revenue or out of capital, apart from special war expenditure, of France, Germany, and Russia, respectively, for each of the past twenty-five years.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) I regret that I am unable to meet the hon. Member's wishes, but the Admiralty cannot undertake this inquiry.