Attorney-General (Speech, Emsworth).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, as representing the Prime Minister, whether his attention has been called to the speech of the Attorney-General at Emsworth on 22nd July last, in which he referred to the freedom of the seas as a vital necessity in every part of the Empire; and whether this represents the policy of His Majesty's Government?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

I can find nothing in the report which I have seen of my right. hon. and learned Friend's speech which is in any way at variance with the policy of His Majesty's Government.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Would the right hon. Gentleman say whether by the term "freedom of the seas" the Cabinet mean what President Wilson meant at the end of the War I May I request some light on this matter? Failing that, will the right hon. Gentleman

Seagoing commissionReserveUnder RepairNaval PersonnelAdmiralty Head-quarters Staff
August, 1914
Battle Cruisers71
Torpedo Boats58417
Aircraft Carriers
July, 1927.
Battle Cruisers4
Torpedo Boats
Aircraft Carriers422
*7 Cruisers were fitted as Minelayers.

NOTE.-The number of ships shown in the table for July, 1927, will be increased during the financial year by two Battleships, five Cruisers and one Submarine.

Photo of Mr Martin Connolly Mr Martin Connolly , Newcastle upon Tyne East


asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state the cost of salaries and wages for the personnel of the Navy for 1913 and 1926, respectively, and the salaries and wage

man request his colleagues not to make speeches on subjects about which they know nothing?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

That is not a proper question.