§ SIR W. LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there was any truth in the report in the newspapers of that day that there had been a conflict in Crete, and that several of our troops had been slaughtered?
THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCITEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
I have seen the report in the newspapers referred to by the hon. Baronet, but I have not heard a word of official confirmation of it.