HL Deb 15 November 1917 vol 26 c1018

LORD BERESFORD had the following Notice on the Paper—

To draw attention to the increase in the number of ships missing without trace, and the disclosure of German plans to cause ships to be destroyed without trace; and to ask whether His Majesty's Government will consider the necessity of putting such a limitation on all mails as may preclude their being used for such purposes; and to move for Papers.

The noble and gallant Lord said: My Lords, I ask permission to postpone this Motion until to-day week, as my noble friend Viscount Chaplin has a more important Motion on the Paper for this afternoon.