18. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can give the House any information as to the safety of the North Sea for ordinary shipping, and as to the methods which are being adopted by Germany to sow mines near to the English coast?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Instructions are issued from time to time to shipowners giving routes which can be followed without undue risk according to the latest information in the possession of the Admiralty. It would appear that the German method is to lay mines in the open sea without any regard to loss that may be caused to peaceful traders.