§ SIR JOHN SWINBURNE (Staffordshire, Lichfield)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether, in pursuance of the arrangements made in respect of His Royal Highness the Duke of Con-naught, it is also contemplated that His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, the Duke of Edinburgh, shall receive leave of absence from his post in order to be present at Her Majesty's Jubilee; whether there is any precedent for the Commander in Chief of this Fleet being allowed to come on leave; whether any stops will be taken to show the exceptional nature of the proposed action in this case; and, for how long a period leave will be granted?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
I have given leave to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to come home and be present at Her Majesty's Jubilee, and arrangements have been made to carry out that object. The arrangement is in accordance with precedent; and the exceptional nature of the occasion so speaks for itself as to render it unnecessary to issue any special order on the subject. The Duke will be absent from his command about 10 days.
§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
Will the noble Lord be kind enough to say whether the Duke's pay and emoluments are to go on?