§ MR. HANBURY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, What is the number, and what the description of the vessels of Her Majesty's Navy, employed in suppressing the Slave Trade in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa and Arabia?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT)
By the latest Returns, two gun-boats and one sloop were employed in the Red Sea, and one corvette and two sloops on the East Coast of Africa, making a total of six vessels engaged in the suppression of the Slave Trade. In addition to these, one sloop and two gun-boats, with 373 officers and men, are similarly employed in the Persian Gulf. I have no information that the vessels in question are engaged in the conveyance of grain.