HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1206
32. Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what evidence is available that the German navy at the present time is taking no adequate steps to render their mines innocuous when they break adrift; and, in view of the fact that such action is not in accordance with international law, what he proposes to do in the matter?

Mr. Shakespeare

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statement made yesterday by the Prime Minister, in which the illegality of the German methods of mine-laying were made clear.