MR. BELLAIES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can now state what is to be the heavy gun armament of H.M.S. "Dreadnought," and what number of heavy guns are to be kept in reserve for her to replace disabled ones.
§ * MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
A statement as to the armament and other details of the "Dreadnought" will be made when Vote 8 is discussed. It is not considered desirable in the public interest to give the information asked for in the latter part of the Question.
§ MR. BELLAIRS
Is it not the case that by quoting the price of the guns in an Answer on the 2nd April,† the right hon. Gentleman has already given the information so far as foreigners are concerned?
§ [No Answer was returned.]