§ Mr. BARNES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the four "Dreadnoughts" which he stated on 26th July last year were going to be built by the Italian and Austrian Governments have been laid down yet, or whether any moneys have yet been voted for their building?
§ Mr. McKENNA
One "Dreadnought" has been laid down by Italy, and another is shortly to be laid down—£970,000 and £132,000 respectively being voted in the financial year ending 30th June next. The Austro-Hungarian Estimates are not yet published, and no official information has been received as to any "Dreadnought" ships having yet been laid down for the Austro-Hungarian Government.