§ MR. CHARLES WILSON (Hull, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether in recognition of the services of our mercantile marine, and especially in connection with the transport of the army with all its requisites to the seat of war in South Africa without any loss of life, and considering that the transports have been manned to a great extent by officers and men of the Royal Naval Reserve, His Majesty's Government will have armed and equipped one or more of the Royal Naval Reserve merchant steamers on the subventioned list, to be manned by officers and men of the Royal Naval Reserve, to represent the British mercantile marine at the forthcoming Naval Review at Spithead, in celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty the King.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The arrangements with respect to the ships which are to take part in the Naval Review on the occasion of His Majesty's Coronation are still under consideration, and I regret therefore, I am not in a position to reply to the hon. Members Question.