§ Commander COCHRANE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the tonnage of British aircraft carriers that will be over age on 31st December, 1936, and on 31st December, 1937, 1938 and 1939.
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
No British aircraft carrier will be over age on any one of the dates mentioned. It should be 2149W explained, however, that the Argus, Eagle, Furious and Hermes are classed as experimental ships, and as such are, under the Washington Treaty, replaceable at any time, without regard to their age.