§ MR. W. H. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any, and, if any, what steps have been taken to give effect to the recommendations of the Committee on the Defences of the Mercantile Ports?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
This subject will be included in the Statement as to Naval Affairs which has been promised for Monday next; and I therefore ask the right hon. Gentleman to defer the Question until then.