§ MR. HUNT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the forty-three warships transferred from the seagoing squadron of the Channel Fleet to the Home Fleet are always as instantly ready to meet a sudden attack as if they had been left with the sea-going squadron under the immediate command of Lord Charles Beresford.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The reply is in the affirmative. The Admiralty deprecate any comparison between the respective merits of the Flag Officers commanding the different fleets.
MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON'S
reply was understood to be that that was a question for the Admiralty to decide.