§ 1. Mr. TICKLER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can afford any further protection to the steam fishing fleets, on account of their being made a special object of attack by the enemy submarines because they are being so largely requisitioned for mine-sweeping and patrol purposes?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The question of affording further protection to fishing vessels from submarine, attacks has been closely considered by the Admiralty, in consultation with a deputation representing the owners of fishing vessels.