Motor Boats (Hire).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that two young soldiers recently hired a motor-boat for a private commando raid on France; and what restrictions are placed on the hire of boats to prevent them from being used by enemy agents or others anxious to reach the Continent?

Mr. Alexander:

Yes, Sir. Various Orders have been made under the Defence Regulations imposing restrictions on the use of boats and providing for their immobilisation in certain areas. I am having inquiries made into the working of these Regulations.