HC Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 c1606
MR. DWYER GRAY (Dublin, St. Stephen's Green)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, with reference to the disclosures in connection with the recent trafficking at Chatham Dockyard in Admiralty documents containing private information, Is it a fact that certain Admiralty officials of position are in receipt of yearly money, or certain donations of money, from Lord Brassey for the purpose of editing, or assisting in editing, his Naval Annual, which contains information drawn from Admiralty private and confidential documents, to which these officials have access?


I understand that a gentleman connected with the Admiralty assisted Lord Brassey in the work of editing his Naval Annual. He had nothing to do with the supply, or collection, of the information, or with the matter it contained. The assistance given was altogether of a private nature, and in no way connected with office hours or public duties.