§ 8. Mr. LOUIS SMITH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the estimated cost of making good the recent different acts of sabotage in the dockyards?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Lord Stanley)
The cost of making good the damage was in every case insignificant, but it will be obvious that this is no measure of the seriousness of the consequences which might have resulted.
One act, n which sabotage is possible, has recently occurred in a private dockyard carrying out Admiralty work and is under investigation.
§ 10. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can make a statement that no naval ratings have been concerned in recent acts of sabotage in His Majesty's ships and so reassure public opinion that these acts do not represent any state of grievance or discontent among naval ratings?
Investigations do not reveal the responsibility for the damage. There is no reason whatever to believe that any state of grievance or discontent exists among naval ratings or dockyard men.