§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
Will the right honourable Gentleman state what is the position in Manila this morning?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
In answer to the honourable Member, I may say that we have no telegrams at all from Manila: the cable has been cut, so that none are likely to arrive except through communication with Hong-kong. I will repeat to the House what I said yesterday, that H.M.S. Linnet ought to be on the spot, and that another ship should be sent there to protect British interests.