§ *MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty why the White Paper on the Naval Strength of the Powers was published in the Press on 18th July, while it had not then been received at the Vote Office?
§ MR. LAMBERT
This Return was ordered to be printed by the House of Lords, and the subsequent arrangements were undertaken by its officers.
§ MR. BELLAIRS
Is it not the habit to supply Lords' Papers to Members of this House, and is it not the fact that though this Paper was issued on Thursday morning it was not in the Vote Office of 1159 the House of Commons till Friday afternoon?
§ [No Answer was returned.]