HC Deb 14 September 1914 vol 66 cc783-4W

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government has received information that automatic contact mines have been laid down by German agents in the Eastern Mediterranean in the track of neutral shipping; and, if so, whether he will propose to neutral Powers that they should, in the interest of common humanity, assist in ridding that sea from these engines of destruction laid in neutral waters?


A report to the effect stated was received shortly after the outbreak of the War, and immediate steps were then taken to counteract the supposed danger to shipping, but, so far as I am aware, no mines have actually been found. Drifting mines have been reported as being set adrift from the Dardanelles.