Mr. GEORGE D. FABER
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the grave and growing anxiety regarding the Navy, he will forthwith institute an inquiry into the working of the Board of Admiralty and Naval Administration, such an inquiry to be conducted by a tribunal appointed by the Government and commanding public confidence?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
I am not sure that I correctly apprehend the scope or object of the proposed inquiry. I have no statement to make on the subject at present.
Mr. G. D. FABER
Does the right hon. Gentleman remember that there is a precedent for such an inquiry in the Select Committee appointed in 1888 after the resignation of Lord Charles Beresford?