41. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he 1346 can now see his way to lay Papers with regard to the loss of Admiral Cradock's squadron at Coronel?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
As my right hon. Friend the First Lord informed the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 10th November last, he is convinced, after full reflection, that it would not be in the interests of the public service to lay Papers on particular incidents connected with the War at the present time. If Papers are laid in connection with one incident, they can hardly be refused in connection with another, and he does not think that any useful purpose would be served by a discussion on the personal questions which would thus be raised.