§ MR. J. F. HOPE (Sheffield, Brightside)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is in a position to state more precisely when the tenders will be issued for the armour required for the battleships and cruisers included in the naval programme of the current financial year.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The armour for the battleships and cruisers of the further programme of the present financial year will not be required for some considerable time. Tenders for such armour will not be invited during the present financial year, the Estimates for which contain no provision for purchasing the armour referred to.