§ 11. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that at the preliminary conference on oil pollution in navigable waters at Washington it was agreed to exclude war vessels from the recommendations, as it was assumed that the respective naval authorities would take steps to ensure that their ships should observe due precautions; and if he will state what steps are being taken, or have been taken, in His Majesty's Navy to prevent such pollution in navigable waters?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, instructions were issued to the Fleet and establishments prior to the passing of the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1922, that all possible precautions were to be taken to prevent such pollution in navigable waters, and when the Act referred to was passed further instructions were given to His Majesty's ships and auxiliaries to comply with the provisions of the Act.