HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 c69W
64. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what communications he has had with Messrs. Risdon, Beazley of Southampton, Marine Salvage contractors, regarding a tender submitted to his Department in respect of the s.s. "Colonian", which foundered in 1917 off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Mr. Harold Lever

I have had no direct communication with Risdon Beazley Limited, but on 15th January, 1968, a firm of solicitors acting on their behalf wrote to the Treasury Solicitor with an offer to enter into a salvage contract for the recovery of the Government-owned cargo contained in the wreck of the s.s. "Colonian". This contract was signed on 15th March, 1968.

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