HC Deb 03 March 1908 vol 185 cc516-7
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.


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 cruisers are due for completion very shortly.