§ 3. Mr. FELL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the deatchment of officers and men landed from the Fleet for garrison duty at Scutari is to be replaced by a military force from Malta; if the other Powers are taking a similar course and replacing their sailors at Scutari by soldiers; and, if so, who will be placed in command of the forces there when the Admiral leaves?
§ Sir E. GREY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not aware that other Powers are taking a similar course. Vice-Admiral Burney remains in his present international office, and the question of his successor does not therefore now arise. The exchange of personnel now being made is simply a matter of convenience and does not make any change in policy.