§ MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many vessels whose armament has been or is about to be reduced to fit them as mother ships for destroyers are included in the Return of Fleets as cruisers; and whether he can state what is the reduction of the armaments in the case of the "Blake" and the "Blenheim."
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
In answer to the first part of the Question, 1151 the vessels are the "Blake" and the "Blenheim." In answer to the second part, their armament will be four 6-inch quick-firing guns, four 12-pounders, and six 6-pounders.