§ MR. LUTTRELL (Devonshire, Tavistock)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether a battleship and three cruisers were sent from Devonport to Portsmouth for the Collard court-martial in order to comply with the Admiralty regulation that in the port where a court is held the admiral's flag or captain's pennant must be flying; and, if so, whether such regulation could be altered.
§ (Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.)The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The circumstances were wholly exceptional, and the revision of the regulation in, question is not considered necessary.