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The War Between China And Japan

Volume 32: debated on Tuesday 9 April 1895

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I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether he can have drawn up and presented to this House a Report on the naval experiences in the recent war between China and Japan which can make public all such facts and lessons as can be published without prejudice to our naval interests?

The Reports prepared in the Intelligence Department of the Admiralty on such subjects as are indicated in the question are of a confidential nature, and are designed for the information of the Board of Admiralty. There is no intention of presenting any such Reports to the House of Commons.

asked, whether the hon. Gentleman could answer the question, which particularly excluded matter which could not be published without prejudice?

wished to know whether any of the chief features of these actions would be issued in the form of a confidential Report to Captains of ships in commission?