asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give in a tabular statement the number of battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, torpedo-boats, minelayers, and aircraft carriers in commission and reserve in August, 1914, and July, 1927, the number of personnel in the Navy in August, 1914, and July, 1927, and the numbers of the administrative staff at the Admiralty in August, 1914, and July, 1927?
The cost of the pay of the personnel of the Navy was approximately £8,470,000 in 1913, and £14,670,000 in 1926. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 9th March last to the hon. Member for the Elland Division (Mr. Robinson) [OFFICIAL REPORT, 9th March 1927; Cols. 1214–1215, Vol. 203.]
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman not see that in the Navy Estimates the details for the Admiralty Office are given in the same way as the details for the personnel of the Navy?