§ 22. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that on the 31st December, the night before the loss of His Majesty's ship "Formidable," lights were observed at sea off Shoreham, and in a house on the sea-front at Hove flashlights were seen; was any report made by the police or the Coastguard of these incidents; and was any inquiry instituted?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Full records are kept of all reports of signalling round the coast, and inquiries are made without delay. If the hon. Member will forward details of the case to which he refers, it can then be ascertained whether the case has already been inquired into.
§ Sir J. LONSDALE
Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire whether there are 883 any yachts or motor boats at Shoreham owned by alien enemies or by Germans who have been naturalised?