HC Deb 13 July 1904 vol 137 cc1462-3
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state under what circumstances was a naval display carried out in the streets of Rome on Sunday, 19th June last; how many men of the Mediterranean squadron took part in it; who is responsible for the display; and had it the sanction of the Italian Government.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The Admiralty have no information as to any naval display having been carried out in the streets of Rome on 19th June. The Commander in Chief reports that during the visit of the Fleet to Civita Vecchia, between the 15th and 22nd June, leave to visit Rome was given to all men of good character who wished to go there, and that large numbers availed themselves of the opportunity.