§ 3. Mr. ASHLEY
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?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
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.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Is not the comprehensive answer to this and other questions that war is war, and war is waste?