§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, having regard to the fact that the Transport Return (South Africa) was ordered on 6th February last, presented on 21st May, and ordered to be printed on 22nd May, will he explain why its issue to Members is so long delayed.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. MACARTNEY,) Antrim, S.
I regret that there has been any delay in the production of this voluminous Return, involving the accurate checking of many details. The Return is now complete and will be in the hands of Members in a few days.