HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 c1353

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the publication of information by certain Press correspondents with the Fleet of information as to the results of trial speeds of ships and disguises to be adopted by certain vessels; and, whether he proposes to take any steps to stop the circulation of information calculated to defeat some of the objects of the Manœuvres?


I have read the statements referred to by my hon. Friend, and I think that they would convey to the Admiral commanding the opposing Fleet information which would be useful to him. I have no doubt that such was not the object of those who wrote the letters referred to, and that their attention having been directed by the question of my hon. Friend to the probable consequences of their indiscretion they will be more careful in the future.