§ SIR BERKELEY SHEFFIELD (Lincolnshire, Brigg)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, how many battleships and armoured cruisers were included in the programme of 1904, and how many have been passed into commission.
§ * MR. GEORGE LAMBERT
The reply to the first Question is two battleships, four armoured cruisers, one of which was afterwards abandoned. None of these vessels were commenced until 1905 and none are yet in commission. Both the battleships 517 cruisers are due for completion very shortly.