MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
May I ask whether His Majesty's Government have any information to communicate now to the House with reference to the naval engagement, and especially whether they have received† See (4) Debates, cxlvi., 1119.232 any telegram from our naval attaché with Admiral Togo?
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
No, Sir; I am not in a position to make any other statement except the general statement I made yesterday. Perhaps I ought to add that it is manifestly impossible for His Majesty's Government to anticipate statements of this kind, which the Japanese Admiralty will themselves make when they think proper.