HC Deb 09 March 1908 vol 185 c1098
MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will communicate to the House the official correspondence between the Lords of the Admiralty and Admirals Beresford and Scott respecting the signal made from H.M.S. "Good Hope"; which Admiral was to blame in the matter; and what action has been taken by the Admiralty.


The Admiralty would deprecate publishing official correspondence relating to the discipline of the Fleet; but I am authorised to say that they directed the Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet to convey to the Rear-Admiral commanding the first cruiser squadron an expression of their Lordships' grave disapprobation of his signal to the "Roxburgh" on the 4th November last.