§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why the effective age of a cruiser was taken at 15 years in the 1925 Return of Fleets, Cmd. 2349, and why last year and this year it has been taken at 20 years in Cmd. 2809; and what is the reason for this change?398W
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The change in the assumed life of cruisers was adopted in 1925 as a measure of economy in the hope that it may be found possible to maintain the bulk of the ships of this type in active service or in reserve for that period of time.