HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 cc648-9
MR. NORRIS (Tower Hamlets, Limehouse)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he has any objection to publish the Scientific Reports made to the War Department by Major Parrott, New South Wales Engineers, whilst serving with the Australian Contingent, and attached to the Staff of General Graham in the Eastern Soudan, relating to the discovery of sources for fresh water supply, and mineral products in that country?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

I am afraid I cannot publish this Report, which is accompanied by drawings of great interest in themselves, but of which the reproduction would be very expensive; and I am not aware that any public interest would be served by its publication. But I shall be happy to show it to my hon. Friend.