HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 cc1843-4W
Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, while admiring the heroism of the officers and crew of the "Jervis Bay," he is satisfied that sufficient precautions are taken in escort work to prevent the need for such incidents; and whether he will, to allay dissatisfaction, investigate aspects of North Atlantic sea policy in general?

Mr. Alexander

The hon. Member and the House can be assured that every possible step is taken to provide our convoys with the maximum escort strength available, having regard to other war duties and commitments of the Royal Navy.