SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFE
asked the Prime Minister, Whether any successor had been appointed to Mr. Campbell-Bannerman, for whose courtesy he was very grateful? The right hon. Gentleman must be aware that at present the Admiralty was represented in neither House of Parliament; and he (Sir H. Drummond Wolff), therefore, wished to know to what Minister inquiries respecting that Department were to be addressed?
No, Sir; I have no statement to make on that subject, except that the hon. Member has, I think, inadvertently fallen into an error. There is one of the Lords of the Admiralty sitting in this House, and any Questions touching affairs relating to that Department can be addressed to him with perfect convenience.
§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman what Privy Councillors there are at present responsible for the affairs of the Admiralty in the House?
I may observe that there has not been for some time a Privy Councillor directly responsible for the affairs of the Admiralty in this House—my hon. Friend the late Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Campbell- 58 Bannerman) not having been a Member of the Privy Council.