HC Deb 17 May 1915 vol 71 cc1964-5

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the brokers to the Marshal of the Admiralty are employing a Mr. Leverson to sell a portion of a naval prize consisting of tobacco; if he will say what is Mr. Leverson's nationality; and whether he will give an assurance that British firms shall be exclusively employed in the transaction of Admiralty business of this character?


I have had inquiries made of the Admiralty Marshal. The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part of the question Mr. Leverson is a British subject. He was born in England, of parents who were both born in England, and he has been a tobacco broker in London for thirty-three years. The Admiralty Marshal tells me that he has already given instructions to his brokers that only British subjects are to be employed in the sale of prize cargoes.