§ VISCOUNT TURNOUR (Sussex, Horsham)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the total number of destroyers laid down by Great Britain, France, and Germany, respectively, since 1899, and including those to be laid down under this year's estimates, 1276 specifying separately the type known as coastal destroyers.
§ (Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The total number of destroyers laid down since 1899 by Franco and Germany is fifty-three and forty-eight respectively. The number laid down by Great Britain is sixty-eight, of which twenty-four are coastal destroyers. In addition, eleven torpedo boats have been built, closely approximating in size, etc., to the coastal destroyer type.