§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
According to the question as printed on the Paper, I am made to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state how many "submarine salvage ships" there are in the British Navy. What I ask is, how many submarine ships are fitted as mine layers?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I had prepared an answer which I thought would meet any contingency. It was to refer the Noble Lord to the full reply I gave on this subject last Tuesday, but I find it does not include the matter to which he refers, and I must ask him to put his question down and let me have another opportunity.