§ SIR DAVID WEDDERBURN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, To what extent the Government are prepared to comply with the request recently made by the visitors of the Royal Observatory, and by the Astronomer Royal, that the means of organizing parties of Observers in the Southern Ocean may be afforded, with the view of finding additional localities in the sub-antarctic regions for observing the whole duration of the Transit of Venus in 1874?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
in reply, said, that the requests made by the officers of the Royal Observatory and the Astronomer Royal only reached the Admiralty yesterday, and he should therefore feel obliged if the hon. Baronet would renew his Question on a future occasion. He might add that the requests referred to would receive every attention.