HC Deb 20 February 1929 vol 225 c1104
17. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the present-day cost, approximately, of a British 10,000-ton cruiser of the "A" type and an 8,000-ton cruiser of the "B" type?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The mean cost of the 10,000-ton cruisers of the "A" class at present under construction or on order is estimated approximately at £2,180,000, and of the "B" type (8,400 tons) £1,800,000.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Does that include armament?


Is this an estimate for dockyard construction or for construction by private firms?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

I am not quite certain. I would rather like to have notice of that question.