HC Deb 15 November 1954 vol 533 c13W
97. Mr. Benn

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what action is taken to ensure that the constant-wetting system affords protection to warships against the effects of atomic radiation following an attack, in view of the fact that the surrounding sea and hence any water being pumped on board, is likely to be heavily contaminated.

Commander Noble

The possibility mentioned by the hon. Member has not been overlooked. The precise application of constant-wetting measures, in whatever form may be suited to the needs of the moment, must be left to the discretion of commanding officers of ships or squadrons.

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