HC Deb 07 November 1912 vol 43 cc1456-7W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether next year Germany will have added a squadron of eight battleships to their fleet in full commission, thus bringing its total strength up to twenty-live battleships, and whether, in view of our responsibilities and obligations in the Mediterranean, the Admiralty will then be in a position to maintain a sufficient superiority of fully commissioned battleships in the North Sea; and what such margin of superiority will be?


No official information has been received as to the dates on which any further increases will take place or the total number be attained.