§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked whether the contract for the fifth armoured ship, provided for in last year's Navy Estimates, has yet been accepted; if so, when was the date of such acceptance; and whether it is expected that the sum of £69,913 allocated for such ship will be expended before the end of the financial year?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The order was placed provisionally on Saturday last. The reply to the last part of the Noble Lord's question is in the negative.