HC Deb 16 July 1913 vol 55 c1222

asked whether Italy and Austria will, by the end of the year, possess five completed ships of the "Dreadnought" type, apart from the three ships of the "Radetzky" class, mounting in all sixty-two 12-inch, twenty-four 6-inch, and fifty-six 4.7-inch guns; and, if so, how British interests will be adequately represented in the Mediterranean by four battle-cruisers mounting in all thirty-two 12-inch and sixty-four 4-inch guns?


I have nothing at present to add to the very full statement I made to Parliament on the subject of the Mediterranean during the discussion of Vote 8 last year.