HC Deb 02 February 1893 vol 8 c228
SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state on what days in January, 1893, any of Her Majesty's ships were in the port of Honolulu, what were the names of the ships, and what precautions were taken by Her Majesty's Government in conjunction with other friendly Powers for the due protection of British subjects and British interests in the Sandwich islands in view of recent political events?


By the last advices from the Admiral, the Garnet was about to proceed, in ordinary course of station visiting, from Acapulco to Honolulu. She probably sailed on January 7th, and her passage would occupy from 15 to 21 days. In answer to the latter part of the hon. Member's question, I may add that Her Majesty's Government consider that British subjects in the Sandwich Sandwich Islands are not exposed to any danger. The question of other British interests in those islands appears to be one for the Foreign Office rather than the Admiralty.