§ MR. HULSE (Salisbury)
I bog to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Report of the Mission to Uganda, by the late Sir Gerald Portal, was revised by him prior to his decease; and when such Report, will be laid upon the Table of the House?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE,) Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Report from Uganda is complete, and will be laid upon the Table before a Supplementary Estimate, in which Uganda will be included, is presented to the House. I cannot mention this subject and this Report, without adding one word—in which I believe I shall express the sentiment of the whole House—expressive of the deep grief of the Government at the loss that we have sustained by the death of Sir Gerald Portal. He performed a very great, service to the public in his Mission to Uganda with an ability and energy that command our admiration, and, speaking generally, I feel that in the removal of a gentleman of so high a 391 character and gifted with such distinguished qulities the country has sustained a heavy loss, and in all probability will remain without very valuable services which it would have been in his power and also in his inclination to render.