§ 38. Lord C. BERESFORD
asked on what date the Admiralty placed the order for the gun-mountings of His Majesty's Ship "Conquerer;" what firm received the order; at what date did the firm originally undertake to have these gunmountings completed; whether he can inform the House of the date that the "Conqueror" will be in commission; and whether a statement was made on the 24th July last that the "Conqueror" was expected to be completed and in com mission this month?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The order was placed on the 10th December, 1909, with the Coventry Ordnance Works. The contract date for the completion of the gun-mountings was October, 1911. The vessel is expected to complete next month. The reply to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.