HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2065-6

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can make a statement as to the number of persons who were admited to view the captured German submarine at the Temple Pier, the total receipts from the exhibition, and the amount available for distribuion to naval charities?


The total number of people who passed through the turnstile is 302,960, and the total receipts £3,650 15s. 7d. After the necessary expenses of the exhibition have been deducted, the balance remaining will be available for distribution to Naval charities. The account will be got out shortly. The Admiralty are much indebted to the police, the Port of London Authority, and the London County Council, for the trouble which they have taken to make the exhibition a success. I am quite sure also that the public have greatly appreciated the services of the warrant officer in command, and of the chief petty officer and other ratings of the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were in charge of the vessel, and of the arrangements for admission.


Will the right hon. Gentleman now consider whether this weapon cannot now be put to a more military use?


I believe that has been considered.