HC Deb 26 July 1926 vol 198 cc1687-9

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed in each of the principal metal and textile industries at the end of April and of June, 1926, respectively?


As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

been raised by questions in this House throughout the last few months, I have, for my own guidance, had a collection made of the information which is available at the Admiralty relating to the loss of the "Hampshire."

For reasons of principle which have been explained to the House on various occasions, I am not prepared to publish the actual Report of the Court of Enquiry. But if there be a desire on the part of hon. Members that I should do so, I propose to publish a narrative of events connected with the loss of the ship, which will embody the knowledge derived from the evidence given at the Court of Enquiry as well as from contemporary official reports, signal logs and other reliable sources of information, and will show that the conclusions which the Admiralty have publicly stated at various times are based on very full and coherent information on all the material facts.