§ MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, in reference to an official Answer on 17th June, 1907, stating that in the Home Fleet six first-class battleships, six armoured cruisers, and five other cruisers are kept fully manned and ready for immediate service, whether he can state what were the names of the five other cruisers, whether they are classed as cruisers in the Navy List, and what cruisers other than armoured cruisers are now kept in full commission in the Home Fleet.
(Answered by Mr. MCKenna.) The names of the five vessels were "Saphire," "Attentive," "Pathfinder," "Patrol," and "Skirmisher," of which vessels the last four are classed as scouts in the Navy List. One cruiser and two scouts are now kept in commission with full crews in the Home Fleet, in addition to six armoured cruisers.