HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 cc1932-3W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the attempts that are being made by emissaries of Republican and revolutionary organisations in this country to undermine the spirit of discipline in the Navy and what steps he is taking to put a stop to these attempts?


The Admiralty are quite aware of these attempts, but it would not be in the public interest to give a detailed reply to the second part of the question. I can, however, assure my hon. and gallant Friend that these advances are deeply resented by the men generally, and that the trust of the Empire in the devotion and loyalty of the Navy was never more fully justified than to-day.