§ SIR JOHN HAY
desired to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty a Question of which he had given him private Notice. The House had observed with satisfaction the list of Naval officers pro- 1278 moted; but no officer of Marines was mentioned in The Gazette. He trusted that the Marine officers who had distinguished themselves would receive some mark of Her Majesty's approbation.
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Yes, Sir; the Board of Admiralty have made certain promotions in the Royal Marines, in well-deserved recognition of their gallant services in the action of the 11th of July. The right hon. and gallant Admiral is aware that such promotions are sent to The London Gazette by the War Office, and the necessity of thus communicating through another Department has caused a slight delay, and consequently they have not been published at the same time as the other promotions. I am obliged to my right hon. and gallant Friend for enabling me to state this circumstance, as there might otherwise have been some temporary feeling of disappointment.