§ 38. Mr. SIMMONDS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has arranged for either the salvage of the hull of the flying-boat "City of Khartoum," or its inspection by a diver, in order that certain important technical questions arising from this disaster may be answered?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The wreckage has already been inspected several times by divers, and the three engines were recovered. Attempts were also made to raise the aircraft as a whole, but without success, and according to my latest information the idea of salvage has had, therefore, to be finally abandoned.
§ Mr. SIMMONDS
Can my right hon. Friend say whether, in view of the large concourse of naval personnel at Alexandria now, it is not possible to obtain the services of an Admiralty diver to inspect this hull so as to obtain certain technical information which it is most essential that we should possess in order that this grave disaster may be solved?