§ COLONEL J. M. DENNY (Kilmarnock Burghs)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he applied to the Crown Agents for the Colonies for information as to whether military stores for East African Protectorate are carried in British or German steamers; and, if so, what answer did he receive?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Crown Agents were not applied to for information on the subject. It was deemed better that any inquiry affecting their discretion in a matter of this kind should go through the Colonial Office, and I observe that my hon. Friend has a Question upon the Paper addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject.