§ Mr. HUNT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the seagoing squadrons of the British Navy now contain seven battleships and six cruisers less than in 1906; and, if so, on what does the First Lord of the Admiralty base his assertion that the British Navy is now as strong as or stronger than ever.
§ Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The reply is in the negative. The sea-going squadrons, including the Nore Division of the Home Fleet, contain one battleship less and two armoured cruisers more than in 1906.