15. Miss WARD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is yet in a position to announce the placing of the contracts for two cruisers for which tenders have been invited?
Subject to the settlement of certain points of detail, it has been decided to entrust the construction of these two cruisers to Vickers-Armstrong, Limited, and to Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, of Greenock. The hull of the vessel allocated to Vickers-Armstrong will be built at Walker-on-Tyne, and the machinery at Barrow.