§ MR. RENWICK (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he can further accelerate the placing of the contracts for the new cruisers, as a lengthened period must necessarily elapse between the placing of the orders and the actual time at which any considerable quantity of skilled and unskilled labour can be employed upon the vessels and their machinery and armament.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The Prime Minister has asked me to take this Question. I have gone to the limits of possibility in expediting the orders for these cruisers.