§ 25. Mr. PETO
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the number of casualties in connection with the sinking by torpedo of His Majesty's Ship "Niger," guardship at the Downs, and by whose orders this vessel maintained a stationary position; and when it is intended to hold a court of inquiry into the loss of this vessel?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The casualties were fourteen lost and three vounded, of whom one died subsequently. My right hon. Friend cannot discuss the conduct of naval operations. A court of inquiry has been held, and he has no statement to make.