§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the "Blake" and "Blenheim" are being converted into mother-ships for destroyers, with only four six-inch guns left in each ship; and, if so, why they still appear in the Navy List as first-class cruisers.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The conversion named is not yet completed, and in the case of one vessel not yet commenced. The revision of classification will duly be considered.
§ MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)
Will the right hon. Gentle man take into consideration the advisability of reconsidering the system of classification adopted under what is called the Dilke Return so as to bring it more in accordance with the actual facts?