§ Mr. FELL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many dirigible airships the Government now has; how many are under construction by the Government and how many by contractors; and if he anticipates that any of these dirigibles will be capable of accompanying the fleets and manœuvring with them this next summer?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
There are fifteen dirigible airships built, building, or or-786W dered at the present time for the Naval Wing. The majority will be ready for service with the fleets when required during the next year. I should prefer not to be more precise.