§ 22. Mr. DAY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give particulars of the two recent outbreaks of fire that have occurred in Britain's latest destroyer, His Majesty's Ship "Hasty," on 12th and 14th November; and whether, from the investigations that have already been made, there is any suspicion of foul play or sabotage?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The first which occurred on 12th November was caused by two leads of a wireless set coming into contact and the rubber covering of
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§ 24. Mr. PARKER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of captains, commanders, lieutenant-commanders, lieutenants and sub-lieutenants, and the total of these officers, and the number of commissioned gunners and gunners and com-
§ the wires burning; that on 13th November by the short circuiting of the wires to the overspeed device on a turbo-generator. There is no suspicion of foul play or sabotage in either instance.
§ Sir S. HOARE
I think there were not, but I will look into the question, and if there were, I will let the hon. Member know.