§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it is a fact that a number of coastguards, stationed in the South of Ireland, latterly received orders to join H.M.S. Shannon, as part of her crew, on the 5th instant; whether 21 of these men, coastguards from the Cork district, after answering the summons, on arriving on board were then informed their services were not required; whether these men's fares and return fares are to be paid by the Admiralty; and, what individual is responsible for the alleged blunder?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
in reply, said, H.M.S. Shannon had left port; and until she arrived again, in the course of a few days, no answer could be obtained to the Question of the hon. Gentleman.