§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I wish to ask the Prime Minister whether the Government has received any information of the sinking of the British ship the "Knight Commander," carrying American goods; and, if so, whether he has any statement to make on the subject.
§ Mr. A. J. BALFOUR
We have received a rumour to the effect the right hon. Gentleman refers to, but we have at present no means of authenticating it. I need hardly say that we are making all the inquiries in our power; and until the result of these inquiries is known it would perhaps be inconvenient that I should say anything further.