HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c8
12. Mr. Thorne

asked the Minister of Shipping whether he can give any information in connection with the British Royal Mail Line steamship "Gascony" which, while loading meat at Buenos Aires, for this country, was sabotaged on 12th June; and what amount of damage was done to the ship?

The Minister of Shipping (Mr. Cross)

The information I have so far received on this matter does not include any details which have not already appeared in the Press. An investigation is now taking place at Buenos Aires, and the report will be considered as soon as it is received.