I have received the following letter from the Chairman of the Committee:
My dear Chancellor,
Our attention has been drawn to a communication from the Admiralty which states that in our Report on Navy Estimates there are errors of fact and faulty calculation.
We do not pretend that in the whole course of our Report, covering such a wide and complicated field, minor errors may not have crept in, but we have scrutinised our Report carefully, and we cannot detect the errors alleged in the Admiralty statement.
If therefore you are in any doubt as to the facts which we have given in our Report on the Navy, or are unable to reconcile our calculations, we should be glad to give our authority for facts and to substantiate the calculations we have made.