HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 c199
41. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)

asked if arrangements had yet been made for the construction of the battleships and battleship cruisers included in the 1914–15 building programme; how many of these will be built in the Admiralty yards and how many under contract; and which of the ships will be constructed for the use of oil fuel?


The proposed allocation of the battleships of this year's programme is shown on pages 234 and 238 of the current Navy Estimates issued in March last. As I informed the House on the 21st May last, orders for the two contract-built ships have already been placed. It is not the practice of this or any other country to publish the details of battleship designs at so early a stage of their construction.