§ 13. Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked whether the German destroyers of the 1911–12 programme are now all in commission; and what is the expected date for the completion of the corresponding British vessels?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Two of the destroyers originally forming part of the German 1911–12 programme were sold to Greece before being taken over by the German Government. The two laid down to replace these are still under construction. Of the remaining ten destroyers, eight are in commission, one has been in dockyard hands since grounding during her trials, and the last has just completed trials. Three of the British destroyers of the 1911–12 programme are completed. Of the remainder, six are due for completion before the end of the financial year, seven by July, 1913, three more in August, 1913, and one in October, 1913.