§ 13. Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if salvage operations begun in 1916 on the "Natal," in the Cromarty Firth, have been stopped; if not, when it is intended to resume them; and if he will state what the terms of the contract with the Middlesbrough Salvage Company were?
Salvage operations under the contract with the Middles-brough Salvage Company have been temporarily suspended mainly owing to the depressed state of the scrap metal market. It cannot be stated at present when work is likely to be resumed, but the contract is not due for completion until February, 1934. The wreck was sold outright to the contractors for a lump sum.