HC Deb 09 March 1908 vol 185 c1096
MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the designs for the armoured ships of the programme of 1909–10 will be so far advanced this financial year as to enable the Admiralty to lay the ships down at the beginning of 1909–10, if it is found necessary through the advanced construction of armoured ships by the two strongest naval Powers forming the two Power standard.


The designs of vessels about to be laid down will be prepared in sufficiently good time to admit of their construction being taken in hand when required.