§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty 1659 whether the order for the fifth cruiser has been placed; and, if not, will he again consider the claim of London and place it on the Thames to be built.
§ MR. MCKENNA
All the six un-armoured cruisers of this year's programme have been ordered. Five have been placed with private firms, and the sixth was laid down last June at Pembroke.