New Battleships.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Renwick Mr George Renwick , Newcastle upon Tyne Central


asked the Prime Minister whether ii is intended to place the orders for the hulls, armament and machinery for two battleships before the Adjournment: and whether, considering the fact that the actual commencement of building cannot be proceeded with for some months after the orders have been placed, such orders might be given at an early date, so as to provide work during the coming winter for large numbers of men who may otherwise be unemployed?