HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 c2948W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, owing to orders received from the Admiralty by wireless, the Fleet, assembled at Tor Bay after the manœuvres, left so hastily for Weymouth that 60 tons of fresh beef provided for the Fleet were left on shore; and can he inform the House why the above order was given?


No information on this subject has reached the Admiralty. If the Noble Lord will give me particulars of the matter to which he refers, I will have inquiry made; but he must be aware that the movements of fleets engaged in exercises are sometimes unexpected.