HC Deb 01 March 1939 vol 344 cc1281-2W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has any statement to make in regard to the fact that His Majesty's Ship "Liverpool" is in difficulties at Malta; what are these difficulties, and if they have been caused by ordinary engine trouble anticipated in new ships or are due to sabotage, and, in the latter case, to whom is the damage attributed; and what steps he proposes to take to bring the offenders to justice and get the ship to sea?

Colonel Llewellin

His Majesty's Ship "Liverpool" has been delayed by defects to the main engines. Full reports have not yet been received but there is no reason to anticipate that the defects are attributable to sabotage. The work of repair is due to complete to-day.

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