§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he would state what was the aggregate number of members of the seven Committees, which, without a common link between them, have, at different times, advised the Secretary of State with regard to the defences of Bermuda, referred to in paragraph 65, page 22, Report of the Royal Commission on the Naval and Military Departments; and what was the aggregate number of naval, military, and civilian members respectively who served on these Committees?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
Twenty-seven Military, 5 Naval Officers, and 14 civilians, at one time or another, have been consulted as to some part of this question. The case referred to could not occur under the organisation now in force.