HC Deb 10 December 1920 vol 135 cc2620-1W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give the extent of the damage in connection with the recent Sandgate mine explosion; and if crews of ships have received instructions not to destroy floating mines on sight?


With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Hythe (Sir P. Sassoon) on the 1st December, in which I stated that the Admiralty are unable to admit any liability for damage done to surrounding property by the explosion of mines washed ashore. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.