§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has any official report to the effect that the Vice-Admiral commanding the Channel Fleet ordered beer to be served out to the men on duty in the engine room of H.M.S. "Majestic" during the late quarterly trial.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
No unusual rewards whatever were given on the occasion referred to, and there is no foundation for the statements that have appeared in the Press to this effect.