§ SIR BERKELEY SHEFFIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty why, in view of the official statement that the Home Fleet could be made ready for sea in a few hours, it has been found necessary to inform the dockyards far in advance of the date of the mobilisation.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
His Majesty the King having intimated his gracious intention to inspect the Home Fleet, orders were given as soon as His Majesty's commands were received. This in no way conflicts with the fact that the Home Fleet could be made ready for sea in a few hours.
§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that an Answer to the Question on the Paper?
§ [No Answer was returned.]