HC Deb 14 February 1934 vol 285 cc1907-8

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been called to the representations recently made by the Stockholm Association of Shipowners to the Swedish Government alleging the necessity for a revision of the existing charts of the Baltic Sea; and if he is satisfied that the Admiralty charts of that sea still maintain their high standard of accuracy?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)

I have no knowledge of representations having been recently made to the Swedish Government as to the accuracy of the existing Swedish charts. I am satisfied with the high standard of accuracy of the Admiralty charts and plans of the Baltic area, of which there are more than 100.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me when soundings or survey work were last carried out by the Admiralty in the Baltic?


Of course, the Admiralty cannot survey in foreign territorial waters. We have to rely on the countries concerned for information as regards their surveys.

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