HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1977W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, in view of the fact that merchant vessels in the American trade are more often in the danger zone of submarines than merchant vessels in any other oceanic trade, whether advantage has been taken of the American Government's statement of 20th September, 1914, that belligerent merchant vessels may carry an. armament for defensive purposes in American ports, provided that evidence is given which establishes its defensive character?


I do not think it would be in the public interest to deal with the point raised in the hon. and gallant Member's question.