§ 116. Mr. Awbery
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many vessels are under construction in Great Britain and what is the registered tonnage; and how many and what tonnage are oil and how many coal burning.191W
§ Mr. W. Edwards
Three hundred and nine vessels are at present under construction in the United Kingdom, with an estimated gross tonnage of 1,830,619 tons; 14 of these are coal burning with a gross tonnage of 25,080; 290 vessels will be oil burning, with a gross tonnage of 1,784,449. Coal or oil will be used in 5 vessels with a gross tonnage of 21,090 tons.