§ Mr. FELL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the seaworthiness of His Majesty's ship "Torch" was questioned by the captain of that ship when she was commissioned at Sydney; and, if so, what reply was made to his representations?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
No information to this effect has been received except in a statement left at the Admiralty by the late commanding officer of the "Torch" in June last. A copy of the statement was sent to the Commander-in-Chief for report on the 30th July, and he has telegraphed that his reply is on its way, and will reach the Admiralty at the end of this month.