§ SIR WILLIAM GALLWEY
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, If directions have been sent to the Admiral in the Mediterranean to station a 1437 last Steamer between Benghazi and Alexandria, as the Malta and Alexandria Cable has ceased working?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, in reply, that the day before yesterday a telegram was received from the Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean to the effect that the cable between Benghazi and Alexandria had been broken, and that application had been made to him to station a steamer between those two points. The answer of the Admiralty was, that it would be highly inconvenient that a vessel should be appointed solely to carry telegrams between Alexandria and Benghazi, a distance of between 300 and 400 miles.