HC Deb 13 July 1949 vol 467 c421
31. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the "Hibernia" was launched; and when she was delivered to British Railways.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Walter Edwards)

The "Hibernia" was launched on 22nd July, 1948. She was completed and delivered to British Railways on 5th April, 1949.

Mr. Greenwood

Could my hon. Friend say by what firm this vessel was built, and for how long and for what reason she has been out of commission since she was delivered?

Mr. Edwards

She was built by Messrs. Harland and Wolff. As to the latter part of my hon. Friend's supplementary, that is a matter for the Transport Commission.

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