HC Deb 10 April 1940 vol 359 c553
26. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a Dutch collier has been placed under military control at Vielsen, on the North Sea canal, when found to be carrying electro-magnetic mines for the purpose of laying in the fairway of an English harbour; and whether a full investigation will be pressed for?

Sir V. Warrender

I assume that my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to the case of the Dutch vessel "Vrede" which was recently placed under arrest at Ymuiden. The vessel was examined by the Dutch naval authorities who after investigation were apparently satisfied as to her innocence. She was therefore released.