§ MR. BELLAIRS
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many battleships and armoured cruisers were fully manned on 1st May, 1906, and how many will be fully manned under the new scheme of distribution that is about to take effect.
§ (Answered by MR. Edmund Robertson.) The number of battleships fully manned on 1st May, 1906, was thirty-two, excluding the "Renown, "employed on special service, and the number of armoured cruisers nineteen. Under the new scheme there will be thirty-two battleships, and twenty-five cruisers fully manned.