§ Mr. YERBURGH
asked whether the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty 611 had any information to the effect that a third Austrian "Dreadnought" would be laid down at Trieste in June next, and that the sum of about £200,000 was provided for this new ship in this year's Budget?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Financial provision has been made in this year's Budget for the laying down of both a third and a fourth Austro-Hungarian "Dreadnought," the provision in each case being £208,333. The third is to be built in Austria and the fourth in Hungary. There is no official information as to the date on which either of these vessels is to be commenced.