§ 51. Captain Viscount CURZON
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the two new capital ships authorised by Parliament must be laid down under the Washington Agreement by the 31st December, 1922; whether the orders have as yet been given out; and whether he can make any statement on the subject?
Will the right hon. Gentleman invite the opinion of the new House of Commons as to the desirability of spending this sum of money?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
We are considering it as a Government, but I am afraid I cannot promise what is asked for by the hon. and gallant Gentleman.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Does the right hon. Gentleman mean that there will be an opportunity for discussion?