HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc678-9W
Mr. J. Morgan

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will keep neutral naval authorities, such as Holland and Belgium, advised of any successful methods evolved by his experts for dealing with so-called magnetic and similar mines, laid contrary to international law, in the hope that such neutral countries will feel free to take any necessary action to protect their own interests?

Mr. Shakespeare

We are taking all possible steps to deal with magnetic and other mines, not only in British territorial waters but also on the high seas; neutral shipping will equally benefit with British shipping from these measures.