§ SIR EDWARD GOURLEY (Sunderland)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state what arrangements he has made for the purpose of following the naval contest off Manila between the American and Spanish squadrons, with a view of securing naval educational information; and will he also state what vessels have been 177 relegated for duty for the protection of British citizens and interests at Manila end other places endangered by the war?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
H.M.S. Linnet was despatched to Manila some time ago. The Commander-in-Chief has since ordered the Immortalité to proceed to that place. Full arrangements have been made for the protection of British interests, and for the enforcement of the laws of neutrality in Cuban waters, and a man-of-war will be sent to the Canaries.
§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
Can the right honourable Gentleman give the House any further information about the bombardment and destruction of Manila?