HC Deb 16 October 1912 vol 42 c1243W
Captain FABER

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he can now recommend the laying down of four large armoured ships with the view of reestablishing our naval power in the Mediterranean and protecting our food supply, seeing that the Austrian Finance Minister has stated that their new preparations are with a view to throwing their whole weight into the scale when the Balkan question comes up for diplomatic settlement?


Sir, I do not wish to add anything at present to the full statement on these topics made to the House on behalf of the Government in July last.