§ LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether there are any British ships of war in the neighbourhood of Madagascar; and, if so, to state their names and force?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The gun-vessel Seagull and two small schooners are at present at Zanzibar. On the East Indian Station, which includes Madagascar, we have, besides the flag ship, two corvettes, three sloops, and four gun-vessels. I may add that the Fawn, a surveying vessel, is also at this moment at St. Augustine's, on the West Coast of Madagascar.