§ SIR W. EVANS GORDON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, consequent upon the abolition of coastguard stations by the Admiralty, a departmental committee to inquire into the subject of coast protection has been or is to be appointed; and whether he will give the names of the gentlemen constituting such committee.
§ MR. MCKENNA
This Question is under consideration, but the matter is regarded as confidential. I regret that for this reason I am unable at present to give any further information.