§ 2. Sir J. D. REES
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether official record will be made and published of the circumstances attending the sinking of the "Falaba"?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. A formal investigation under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, into the circumstances attending the sinking of the "Falaba" will be held as soon as possible. I am glad to be able to announce that Lord Mersey has consented to undertake the inquiry.
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Subject to considerations affecting the public interest, I think the report will probably be made public.