HC Deb 13 June 1912 vol 39 c1196W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether four-fifths of the British battleship force is now concentrated in the Home and Atlantic divisions, while the Mediterranean fleet has fallen from a strength of eleven battleships in 1899 to six in 1910; and whether the Government has decided at this juncture to move the naval base at Malta to Gibraltar?


It is much better not to discuss this question piecemeal. Upon an occasion convenient to the House, I shall be prepared to make a statement.