HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c954W
Mr. Ammon

asked the First Lord of of the Admiralty whether the announcements on 4th January concerning His Majesty's Corvettes were issued by or with the approval of the Board of Admiralty, and represent the official view of the merits of these ships, in view of the fact that there is considerable criticism in naval circles of the policy of building large numbers of corvettes for anti-submarine and convoy work, on the grounds that these ships are too slow?

Mr. Alexander

These Press articles were not issued by the Admiralty though they were published with Admiralty approval. His Majesty's corvettes have carried out, and are continuing to carry out, the most valuable anti-submarine and convoy service. The Admiralty is satisfied that they have shown their ability to meet the urgent requirements for which they were designed.