Reports concerning the sinking of His Majesty's Ship "Prince of Wales" and His Majesty's Ship "Repulse" have now been received and are being examined. On completion of this examination a decision will be taken as to whether a further inquiry will be necessary.
Does my right hon. Friend remember that a somewhat similar promise was made with regard to His Majesty's Ship "Glorious" and that we have not yet had any information?
If an inquiry does take place, will the terms of reference be wide enough to establish the responsibility for these ships being sent to the East without aircraft protection?