§ 121. Mr. Piratin
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of casualties killed and injured in the R.N. since the termination of hostilities in Europe and in Asia; and if he will give details of the various military spheres where these casualties have taken place.
Forty-four were killed and 42 injured as the result of the damage by mines to the "Saumarez" and the "Volage" off Corfu recently. Three others were killed, and two others injured as the result of another mine explosion in the course of minesweeping off Greece. Seven were killed in operations in the Far East, and six were killed and two injured in home waters as the result of a mine explosion and of the explosion of a depth charge while on wreck disposal duties. In addition to the above, 190 have been killed and 46 injured in the course of non-operational accidents occurring in various parts of the world.