§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked whether it had been represented to the Board through the ordinary official channels that the destroyers of the Beagle class were 782 under-gunned; and whether the Board would consider the advisability of increasing the armament of these vessels, as was done in the case of the River and part of the Tribe class?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. McKenna)
The advisability of modifying the armament of every type of vessel is a matter which receives constant attention.
§ Mr. McKENNA
I can tell the right hon. Gentleman that as a fact no such representation has been made to the Board, but I think he will agree that it is undesirable to ask whether particular officers have made particular representations to the Board or not.