HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 c1153W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a convoy recently arrived which had averaged a speed of 7 knots, included a vessel carrying important munitions which is capable of doing 16 knots; and whether he can give an assurance that better arrangements can be made in future?

Sir V. Warrender

The vessel to which the hon. Member refers belong to one of our Allies and was included in the convoy at their especial request.