§ Mr. BURGOYNE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any information as to the dates upon which the two Argentine battleships recently ordered in the United States were laid down; and when it is anticipated they will be completed?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The keel of one battleship was laid on 25th May last. The first ship is to be completed in January, 1912, the second ship in April, 1912.