16. Mr. Alexander
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether at any time recently His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia have intimated that they were considering the construction of a battleship for the Royal Australian Navy; and, if so, whether he can make a statement?
§ Sir S. Hoare
His Majesty's Government in Australia have not at any time recently intimated that the acquisition of a battleship for the Royal Australian Navy is contemplated.