21 NOVEMBER 1908, Page 17

In connexion with the Navy we are glad to record

that at a meeting of the Imperial Maritime League held in the City under the presidency of Lord Ampthill on Thursday after- noon, a resolution was passed urging his Majesty's Govern- ment "to institute an inquiry into the scope and effect of recent changes in the Navy, in order that the uncertainty and anxiety caused by the great volume of recent criticism may be allayed, and that the nation may be better informed as to naval policy, so far as it may be in the public interest to afford explanation." That, as our readers know, is a policy which we have advocated for the past three years.