HC Deb 17 June 1927 vol 207 cc1367-8W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the maximum number of airplanes and catapults carried by cruisers, either built or building, for the navies of Great Britain, the United States, Japan, France and Italy?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

As far as I am aware, the maximum number of aircraft and catapults carried by any one cruiser built is:

Aircraft. Catapults.
Great Britain 3 1
U.S.A. 3 2
Japan 3 1
France 1 1
As regards cruisers building, it would not be in the public interest to give any particulars of British ships, and no details of foreign ships have yet been published.