HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2095W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that many people at the present time are afraid of travelling to and from the Isle of Wight owing to their fears that there may be danger from mines; whether, before the forthcoming Easter, Whitsun and summer holiday season, he will arrange to make sure that the sea route between the Isle of Wight and the South Coast is as safe as possible from mines; and that a public announcement to this effect is made?

Mr. Shakespeare

The Admiralty are doing all they can to make this route as safe as possible from mines.