HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1358W
Mr. Maclean

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make any statement on the loss of the "Empress of Britain" off the coast of Ireland; and whether an inquiry into all the circumstances of her loss will be made?

Mr. Alexander

An immediate inquiry was ordered into the loss of the "Empress of Britain." My hon. Friend will realise that any statement I made would be of the utmost value to the enemy, who has shown no inclination to give us any Information about his own heavy merchant and warship losses.