§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (The Marquess of SALISBURY)
The noble Earl opposite (Earl Granville) read me a little lecture last night on my imprudence in not following my own rule by refusing to answer a Question where no Notice has been given. I fully admit that his lecture was entirely deserved, because it turns out that I confessed to sins which I had not committed. It appears that my impression was correct. There is a war ship of the Royal Navy at the New Hebrides, and there has been for some time.