§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, What was the result of the inquiry made into the destruction of a fleet of pearl fishing boats by Her Majesty's ship "Thetis" during her voyage from Suez to Aden in June 1873; whether compensation has been paid by Her Majesty's Government to the owners of the vessels which were destroyed; and, if so, what was its amount; and, whether it has appeared on the Estimates?
§ MR. HUNT
Sir, the whole of the Correspondence on this subject between the Foreign Office, Treasury, and Admiralty is printed at Page 25 of a Civil Service Parliamentary Estimate (Parliamentary Paper No. 77). The amount of compensation was £12,000, which was voted, after considerable discussion in this House, on the 5th of March.