HC Deb 28 October 1937 vol 328 c273W
Sir C. Rawson

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, how many of the ships' bells of the German warships sunk at Scapa have been disposed of, through what channels, and at what average price; how many remain for disposal; and, if any, can preference be given to the applications from the Navy League and similar organisations?

Mr. Cooper

Ships' bells remaining on hoard salved German warships become the property of the firms which bought the ships, and I am unable to say how many of these bells have been disposed of. I understand that there are at present no bells available for disposal, but Metal Industries Ltd., are still engaged in salving some of the remaining ships, and I would suggest that application for any bells which might be brought up in the future should be addressed to that Company.

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