§ 36. Sir F. WISE
asked the Prime Minister if the Reparation Committee 921 agreed to the salving of the German warships at Scapa Flow; what price the warships were sold for; and who receives the proceeds?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
I have been asked to reply. The Reparation Commission have not been consulted. It is not the practice to publish prices offered by firms. The proceeds will be appropriated in aid of Navy Votes.
§ Sir F. WISE
Has the hon. Gentleman carefully considered what effect this will have in regard to the metal trade of this country?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Does not the hon. Gentleman consider that it would be a great advantage to this country, in the light of economic suggestions, that the Germans should sink a few more of her ships?
§ Mr. HARDIE
After raising these ships, will they be taken to the foreshore where erosion has taken place, and be sunk again in order to provide a barrier?