said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, The date and terms of any Requisition from the War Office to the Admiralty for transports to remove the Troops from the Gold Coast; and whether such Requisition was marked "pressing" and "immediate," and what was the answer to it?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON,
in reply, said, it would be recollected that the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the 20th of May made a statement to the House respecting the arrangements made for the withdrawal of the Troops from the Gold Coast. On the following day all the arrangements respecting the withdrawal were made between his right hon. Friend (Mr. Cardwell) and the Secretary of State for War. On the same day letters wire written from the War Office to the Admiralty and the Horse Guards informing them of the determination that had been come to. Both those letters were marked "pressing" and "immediate."
§ SIR HARRY VERNEY
said, he wished to know whether the sanitary arrangements for Field Service laid down by the late Lord Herbert have been attended to?
The noble Lord has not answered the latter part of my Question. What was the answer from the Admiralty?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
The Admiralty replied immediately by letter through the Horse Guards, asking what number of Troops would have to be conveyed. The letter from the War Office stated that it had been determined to remove a considerable portion of the force from the Gold Coast, and requested that the requisite quantity of freight might be taken up for their removal.