§ SIR JOHN HAY
said, he also wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, To lay upon the table of the House any Reports from Captain Shortt, of the Gladiator, on the subject of the convenience and capacity of that ship for the conveyance of troops during this Commission.
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
stated, in reply, that it was very objectionable to lay on the table Reports of Officers to the heads of Departments. Therefore he could not agree to lay upon the table the Reports to which the hon. Baronet had referred; but if the hon. Baronet chose to move for them upon a future occasion, he (Lord C. Paget) would be ready to state his reasons for not agreeing to the Motion.