§ SIR JAMES ELPHINSTONE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, To lay upon the table of the House Admiral Dacres' Report relative to the sailing qualities, &c, of the armour-plated ships, so that it might be considered with the Estimates?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
regretted that he could not lay upon the table of the House Admiral Dacres' reports with regard to the performances of the armour-plated ships. Those reports were always regarded as confidential reports to the Admiralty, and they were almost invariably refused.