said, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there existed any order by the Board of Admiralty prohibiting the admission of workhouse boys into the navy? A board of guardians of the Isle of Wight was desirous to get one of the boys admitted into the navy, but they were informed that the Admiralty had issued an order against the admission of workhouse boys into the service. He mentioned the circumstances to the right hon. Baronet the Member for Carlisle (Sir J. Graham), a few days since, and he informed him that the order was issued by the Board, and had not emanated from himself. As the order worked most injuriously, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it was true that such an order existed?
§ SIR CHARLES WOOD
said, he could not answer for what third parties had told the hon. and gallant Officer. In point of fact, there was no such regulation as that referred to.
§ The Motion for adjournment till Monday was then agreed to.