HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 cc1154-5W

asked the President of the Board of Tracie whether any official inquiry has been instituted into the circumstances in which the ex-naval hulk "Marlborough," foundered in the English Channel on the night of 28th November, whilst in tow of the tugs "Vanquisher" and "Warrior," with a resulting loss of four lives; whether evidence of the vessel's structural condition on leaving Portmouth has been obtained; and whether he will take steps to assure the survivors and relatives of the deceased that responsibility for this disaster has been, or will be, officially investigated?


As I announced in the House on 10th February a formal investigation has been ordered in this case. All the evidence material to the purposes of the inquiry will he laid before the Court.