HC Deb 21 April 1914 vol 61 c756

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what were the quantities and values of the coal supplied to the Admiralty in 1905–6, 1911–12, and 1913–14; and what was the cost of repairs in each of these years?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)

I am advised that it would not be in the public interest to give the particulars asked for in the first part of the question. As regards the second part of the question, the direct expenditure on repairs and alterations of His Majesty's ships generally in the years referred to was as follows:—

1905–06 £1,582,160
1911–12 £2,690,444
1913–14 £3,319,695 (estimated)