§ MR. NIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty on what date mark X was finally adopted by the Admiralty as the standard 12-inch gun; and whether the guns of this class mounted in the "Dreadnought" wore originally destined for the armament of one or more of the ships now under construction or completing for sea.
§ MR. LAMBERT
I can only repeat what was said by my right hon. friend the Secretary to the Admiralty, in answer to the hon. Member's Question of the 27th November, that it is not considered desirable in the public interest to give information as to the particular mark of guns supplied to ships.