§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if orders have been placed for one or more of the German battleships of the 1910–11 programme; and whether he can give an approximate date for the ordering of the British ships of the same year's programme?
§ Mr. McKENNA
With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the Noble and Gallant Lord the Member for Portsmouth on 13th June. No definite date has yet been fixed for ordering the British battleships of the 1910–11 programme.