2 JULY 1910, Page 11

The Imperial Maritime League has issued an appeal to the

Prime Minister to obtain Parliamentary sanction during the present Session for a loan of £100,000,000 for national defence. Without giving detailed evidence of the necessity of the loan, they recall the admissions of the Prime Minister in March, 1909, and Sir Edward Grey's statement that the rapid progress of a Continental Navy imposed on us the duty of rebuilding the whole of our Fleet. The memorial is signed by over a hundred Admirals and fifty Generals.