HC Deb 29 May 1908 vol 189 c1400
MR. J. M. MACDONALD (Falkirk Burghs)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty how many cruisers available for the capture and destruction of merchant shipping are possessed by Great Britain and by Germany respectively.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) Germany has forty-seven cruisers of over 16-knot speed, while Great Britain has 100. It is, however, impossible to foretell how many of these will be available for commerce destruction.