§ Mr. ALDEN (by Private Notice)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give any information with regard to the sinking of the "Tuscania"; whether he is satisfied that she "was torpedoed, and whether the method of convoy which up to the present has proved so successful requires to be modified; and if he can assure the House that every precau- 279 tion was taken to safeguard the lives of the troops on board this and other ships in the convoy?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The "Tuscania" was torpedoed. We are fully satisfied with the organisation of the convoy, and I can give the House the fullest assurance that every precaution was taken to safeguard the lives of the troops on board this and other ships in the convoy.