HC Deb 10 April 1940 vol 359 cc598-9W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to the salvage of the wreck of the Dutch motor ship "Gerco," given up as hopeless by experts; and whether he will provide facilities for the repair of the salvaged vessel so that those concerned with the work will not lose the value of the vessel recovered at considerable cost and risk?

Sir V. Warrender

Yes, Sir. I am aware that this vessel was salved after the underwriters had paid a total loss. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member's Question, the owners of the vessel should make arrangements for repairs with a local firm of ship-repairers and apply to the Principal Surveyor of the Ministry of Shipping at Newcastle-on-Tyne for the necessary licence, which they will have no difficulty in obtaining.

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