HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 c1827

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will say why a steamship, when on a voyage to Alexandra, was diverted from her course to land an officer and four or five cases of goods at Malta at a cost to the public of at least £1,000 for coal consumed and time wasted; and will he state why the officer and goods could not have been conveyed by one of the boats which call regularly at that Island?


The report regarding this matter has not yet been received, but may be expected any day. If it is not received before the House rises I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend.


Is not the comprehensive answer to this and other questions that war is war, and war is waste?

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