§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he would lay upon the Table the notes of the evidence given at the recent court martial on Captain Rice, in connection with the loss of the Sultan; and whether the Lords of the Admiralty had telegraphed to the Duke of Edinburgh, requesting him to return from Malta to England overland, in order that a Court of Inquiry respecting the salvage operations after the Sultan was stranded might be opened as soon as possible?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
I do not propose to depart from the usual procedure by laying the minutes of the recent Sultan court martial on the Table of the House. The statement referred to in the latter part of the question is quite unfounded.
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
May I ask the noble Lord whether, if I move for the evidence given at the court martial, he will oppose the Motion?