§ Mr. NICHOL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty the number of submarines which France has now in commission, including the submarines taken over from Germany, the number building, and the tonnage of the latest types of these vessels now in construction in French Admiralty and private yards?
§ Mr. AMERY
According to the latest information, France has 28 submarines in full commission, including nine submarines taken over from Germany. There are also 20 submarines in reserve, including one ex-German vessel and one new vessel 3171W completing. Six submarines of 1,082 tons surface displacement are building in Government yards, and six of 570 tons surface displacement in private yards.