HC Deb 28 February 1927 vol 203 c49W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give figures showing the present ratio of the cruiser strength of Great Britain to that of other naval Powers, with comparative figures for 1913–14?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The figures are as follow:

1st January 1st February
1914. 1927.
British Empire 112* 48†
U.S.A. 35 32
France 32 16
Italy 23 14
Japan 34 33
*including six Dominion ships.
†Including four Dominion ships.