HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc473-4W
Mr. Thorne

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many life-saving jackets were on the British cruiser "Rawalpindi"; and whether any of the people saved were supplied with one of the jackets?

Mr. Shakespeare

The Armed Merchant Cruiser "Rawalpindi" was equipped with sufficient life jackets to provide for all her crew. One of the survivors has specifically stated in his account of his experiences, that he wore a life jacket.