§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked how many armoured ships were under construction for the British and German fleets, respectively, at the date of the compilation of the Dilke Return of Fleets of 1899; and how many armoured ships were under construction or on order for the same fleets on the 1st July, 1910?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The reply to the first part of the question is:—
United Kingdom 32 Germany 9 and to the second part of the question—United Kingdom (exclusive of the two armoured cruisers building for Dominions) 10 Germany 15