HC Deb 30 May 1881 vol 261 c1650

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he will lay upon the Table the Report of the Captain of H.M.S. "Emerald," relative to the operations which that officer lately undertook at the Solomon Islands in retaliation for the murder of Lieutenant Biron and other outrages; and, whether he will also publish any further Correspondence on the same subject which the Lords of the Admiralty may have received?


I shall be very glad to lay on the Table the Report of Captain Maxwell, as well as a Copy of the Instructions from Commodore Wilson under which he sailed. Those are the only Papers on the subject which would give any valuable information to the House of Commons.