HC Deb 02 July 1907 vol 177 cc520-1
Sir BERKELEY SHEFFIELD (Lincolnshire, Brigg)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the intention to complete the battleship laid down this year at Elswick in twenty-four months from the date of laying down; and whether this policy will be continued in all future ships.


The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative; and as regards the second part, it is impossible to give any such pledge as that suggested.