§ * MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the representative of the Navy on Lord Roberta's staff was chosen at the special wish of Lord Roberts or by the special selection of the Admiralty:0.and whether he will state the services and experience of the officer in question, as compared with those of all other officers of the same naval rank, which were considered to entitle him to the staff appointment.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
The officer in question was nominated by the Admiralty at the request of Lord Roberts. It is usual to endeavour to meet the wishes of a general in the situation of Lord Roberts in the selection of his personal staff. There is no question of any officer-being entitled to such an appointment.