HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1328-9

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any war vessels of any kind are now being constructed for foreign Powers in private dockyards in Great Britain; if so, how many; and is there any International Treaty that prohibits such construction?


There is no International Treaty prohibiting the construction of war vessels, though the Washington Treaty prescribes certain limits as to tonnage and armament. With the exception of a coastal motor boat being built for Siam, no war vessel is under construction for any foreign Government at the present moment.

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