HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 cc621-2
46. Colonel Lyons

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a shark-repellent invention in the U.S.A.; and whether this invention has been tested, approved and adopted for use in shark-infested waters by the R.N., R.A.F. and Mercantile Marine.

The Prime Minister

The Service Departments concerned and the Ministry of War Transport are aware that a device known as the "Shark-Chaser," has been produced in the United States of America and that a high degree of protection is claimed for it. The United States Navy and Army Air Forces have been, and are still, testing the device and the interested Departments in this country are being kept informed of the progress of these trials. Meanwhile preliminary steps to obtain supplies have been taken. My hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that his Majesty's Government are entirely opposed to sharks.

Mr. Gallacher

Then they had better get rid of some of their supporters.