§ Mr. MITCHELL-THOMSON
asked whether the Foreign Secretary has any further information regarding the situation at Lingah; and whether any troops have been landed to protect the Consulate?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The raiders are estimated at about 2,400 men. For the defence of the Consulate, the senior naval officer and the Vice-Consul recommended the landings of sepoys and the admiral has given orders for 150 men to land to reinforce the consular guard. A naval brigade will also be ready to land in case of need.