HC Deb 13 April 1910 vol 16 cc1219-20

asked how many armoured ships had been laid down or provided for since and including the financial year 1906–7 by Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria, and the United States; and whether any and, if so, which of these Powers are included in the official computation of the two-Power standard?


The numbers asked for are:—

France 9
Russia 4
Germany 18
Italy 3 and 2 projected, but money not yet voted.
Austria-Hungary 3
United States 8 and 2 projected in this year's estimates which have not yet been approved by the Senate.
United Kingdom 21

In dealing with the two-Power standard, the two Powers are usually understood to be any Powers which for the time being are next in strength to ourselves.