HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c991

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Committee on Designs, appointed to advise the Board of Admiralty on questions connected with the designs of different types of fighting ships, has reported; whether action is being taken on the Report; and whether the Admiralty adheres to its determination to withhold from Parliament both the Report and the terms of reference.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The Committee has reported and action is being taken on their Report. The determination not to publish the Report and terms of reference was arrived at after careful consideration, and will be adhered to in the interests of the service.