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New Warships (Contracts)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that it has teen alleged by a leading shipbuilder and public man that recently warship contracts were lost to Clyde yards because of inefficiency; and will he state the prices quoted by the successful firms and the prices quoted by the Clyde firms, and the conditions on which the contracts were accepted?

showing the cost (with numbers) of each of several types of unit. The cost per head, of course, varies with the arm of the service. Similar information as regards the Regular Army at home will be found on pages 22 and 24.