§ 5. Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the regulations now in force governing the withdrawal of armoured ships from the squadrons of the first fleet for purposes of refit, etc.?
§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in 1904–5 regulations regulating the refit of these vessels were issued and do they still hold good?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I cannot say, because I do not know, without notice, but I am advised that it would be contrary to naval interests for us to publish the regulations under which we are working.