§ 25. Mr. NEIL MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how long the "Brenda" and the "Freya" were in Leith Harbour on their last visit; the purpose of their visit; and the date of their departure?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)
The fishery cruiser "Brenda's" last visit to Leith Harbour covered a period of two days for the purpose of coaling after which she sailed on 19th instant. The fishery cruiser "Freya" sailed on 17th instant after a period of two and a-half days in Leith Harbour for coaling.
§ Mr. MACLEAN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there was any lag in the protection afforded by the fishery cruisers?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
Unfortunately there was slight overlapping owing to a misunderstanding in the transmission of a telegram, which I regret.