§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the discrepancy between the armament given in the Return of Fleets (1927) for the Japanese 10,000-ton cruisers as eight 8-inch guns and that given in unofficial year books as 10 8-inch guns; and whether he is in possession of later information?614W
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
The reply is in the affirmative. The information given in the Return of Fleets (1927) was the latest available at that date. The Return of Fleets (1928), published to-day (1st March), shows these cruisers with 10 8-inch guns.