HC Deb 02 July 1924 vol 175 c1299
6. Mr. BAKER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the approximate price per ton charged in 1913 by the British shipbuilding employers for the construction of cruisers and battleships for the British Government and the price per ton for the cruisers recently given out?

The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Hodges)

The cost in 1913 for building the hulls of warships was approximately £65 per ton. It is now approximately £90 per ton.