HC Deb 07 July 1932 vol 268 c620

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number and tonnage, by categories, of existing ships in the British Navy which would fall to be scrapped in the event of the proposals of the United States to the conference for the reduction and limitation of armaments becoming part of a treaty to which Great Britain adhered; and the number and tonnage of ships, by categories, which Great Britain has the right to build by treaty and which would not be built in the same circumstances?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monseii)

As a statement is to be made this afternoon on behalf of the Government en the subject of the disarmament proposals, I would ask the hon. Member to await that statement.