§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the position with regard to the 1928 shipbuilding programme, specifying where the two cruisers, one submarine depot ship, one flotilla leader, eight destroyers, six submarines, one river gunboat, and four sloops have been or are to be laid down?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
As stated in reply to the hon. Member's question on 13th December last, the provision in the Estimates of 1928 is on the basis of ordering the ships in February and March of this year, and the arrangements are proceeding. The allocation of the programme is:
1 cruiser and 2 sloops.
1 submarine and 1 submarine depot ship, the remaining ships to be built by contract.