HC Deb 30 July 1941 vol 373 c1423W
Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the terrible hardships recently reported, he will take immediate steps to ensure that all ships' boats shall be fitted with effective signalling apparatus, so that crews set adrift as the result of enemy attack will be able to attract the attention of passing vessels or aircraft?

Colonel Llewellin

All ships' lifeboats were provided with distress flares in peace-time. Additional means of attracting attention have been provided during the war, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a note.