HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 c2688
87. Mr. Austin

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that the senior naval lieutenant aboard the ss. "Orion" testified on 7th April that passage to the wife of Marine Williams was refused owing to prejudice, he will now cause an inquiry to be made with a view to preventing a recurrence of these regrettable incidents.

The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. John Dugdale)

It has not been possible to identify the naval officer referred to, or to confirm that any statements have been made to the Press on this subject. Further inquiries are, however, being made in conjunction with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport. I should welcome any help my hon. Friend can give in investigating this matter.