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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 25 May 1876

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If a contract for raising Her Majesty's Ship "Vanguard" has been concluded; and, if so, about what time is it proposed to commence the operations?

In reply to the hon. Gentleman, I have to state that no contract has been entered into for raising the Vanguard. Negotiations for the purpose have been going on for some time; but they have not, as yet, come to any conclusion.