HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1242
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?


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.

Sir J. D. REES

Has the right hon. Gentleman any reason to believe it is approximately correct?

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