HC Deb 27 November 1928 vol 223 c202
4. Viscount SANDON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the s.s. "River Clyde" is now in the market; and whether the Board will make any endeavours towards the return of this ship to the British flag, with view to her use for training purposes, if moored permanently alongside the Embankment or elsewhere, and also towards making her available for public inspection?


I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of questions which were asked in the House in the year 1920, and of the answers given by Mr. Bonar Law explaining why the Government had decided that the "River Clyde" should be sold. The Board of Trade have no funds which could be used for the purpose of the re-purchase and preservation of this vessel.