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Loss Of "Warspite"

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply on whom the financial loss resulting from the wreck of the "Warspite" falls; and if it is proposed to hold an inquiry into the circumstances which led to the disaster.

The "Warspite" was sold by the Ministry of Supply to Metal Industries, Limited, on whom the loss will fall, except to the extent that it may be covered by insurance. As regards the second part of the Question, I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of, Transport is holding a preliminary inquiry.