HC Deb 19 March 1912 vol 35 c1703

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to withdraw the battle fleet at present maintained in the Mediterranean from those waters?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)

The report in question is apparently an inference from the fact that the Mediterranean battle squadron is now exercising in the Atlantic, and is shortly to be based on Gibraltar.