§ Sir J. D. REES
asked whether, if the additional German ship is laid down in 1913, the Triple Alliance will in 1914 possess forty-five "Dreadnoughts" against Great Britain's forty-eight?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The hon. Member appears to have included in his figures all ships, built, building, or projected, during 1914–15. As no official programmes have been issued by Italy or Austria-Hungary, there are no trustworthy figures available for these countries, and it is therefore impossible to check the accuracy of the forecast.