HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 cc873-4
55. Commander Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister whether any decision has yet been come to with regard to the disposal of the ex-German ships salved at Scapa Flow; and whether any fresh decision has been come to with regard to those ships which are capable of being raised?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The answer to the first part is in the negative. The decision rests with the Supreme Council in Paris. In regard to the second part of the question, no fresh decision has been arrived at to salve any ex-German vessels at Scapa Flow other than those which have been already salved.

Viscount CURZON

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that British ships are now providing manning parties and that they are in a very uncomfortable position with the accommodation very narrow and no light?


The disposal of tie salved ships rests with the Supreme Council in Paris, and I will call the attention of the First Lord to the other point mentioned by the Noble Lord.