HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 cc1392-3

The following question, stood on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. W. THORNE:

91. To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of battleships built, or ordered to be built, for the period March, 1925, to March, 1928; the quantity of the work undertaken at His Majesty's dockyards; and the amount of the work given to private firms?


Before I put this question, can the First Lord give the information asked for with regard to warships, and not battleships, as stated in the question?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lieut.-Colonel Head lam)

I cannot give that information without notice, but I can answer the question on the Paper.


Then I will put it down for another day.


Cannot we have an answer to the question on the Paper?