§ 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.