§ MR. BELLAIRS
To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that ships are still building in this country which belong to the 1904 and 1905 programmes; and, in view of recent controversies concerning the rate of building in our own and foreign countries, whether he can point to a single battleship, cruiser, or destroyer, or any other type of vessel belonging to the German 1904 or 1905 programmes, which is not completed.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The dates for the laying down of warships built in this country can be found in the programme portion of the published Navy Estimates. Similar information with regard to the German Navy is published in "Nauticus" (Yahrbuch fur Deutschlands Secinteressen), a book which is issued annually and is on sale.