§ MR. ANDERSON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If the Government has received any information as to the bombarding of the defenceless town of Pisagua by the Chilian Fleet; if he will say what British ships are at present in the waters; and, if he has considered the necessity for re-inforcing them for the 1248 better protection of British subjects during what may be a long and bitter war?
§ MR. BOURKE,
in reply, said, no intelligence had reached the Foreign Office as to the bombardment of Pisagua by the Chilian Fleet. He was informed by the Admiralty that the ships in those waters were the Turquoise, 12 guns, and the Pelican, sloop, 6 guns; and that the Admiral had been directed, if necessary, to proceed thither in his flagship the Triumph, an armour-plated ship of 14 guns.