asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he can say when the Report of the Royal Commission on the Loss of the Megæra, with the Evidence, will be presented to Parliament, and whether it will be in the hands of Members some days before he makes his statement on moving the Navy Estimates?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
I wrote, Sir, to the Chairman of the Commission, in consequence of the Question of the right hon. Gentleman, and Lord Lawrence informs me that the Report will probably be signed on Saturday or Monday. Therefore, I am unable to say how soon it can be printed and be in the hands of Members. Probably it will be in the hands of Members some days before I am able to make my statement upon the Estimates. If not, I propose to leave out from my statement any controverted matters, so that hon. Members may not feel themselves hampered by the absence of that document.