§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that there are survivors from the battleship "Irresistible" still serving in the Mediterranean; and, in view of the fact that the ship was lost sixteen months ago, whether the exigencies of the Service will permit these men to visit their families at an early date?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am afraid that I cannot add anything to the answers already given. Leave must depend upon the exigencies of the Service. The process of relieving men as circumstances permit is still proceeding.