Oral Answers to Questions — "shark-Chaser" Device (Experiments)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th February 1945.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East 12:00 am, 20th February 1945

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a shark-repellent invention in the U.S.A.; and whether this invention has been tested, approved and adopted for use in shark-infested waters by the R.N., R.A.F. and Mercantile Marine.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

The Service Departments concerned and the Ministry of War Transport are aware that a device known as the "Shark-Chaser," has been produced in the United States of America and that a high degree of protection is claimed for it. The United States Navy and Army Air Forces have been, and are still, testing the device and the interested Departments in this country are being kept informed of the progress of these trials. Meanwhile preliminary steps to obtain supplies have been taken. My hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that his Majesty's Government are entirely opposed to sharks.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Then they had better get rid of some of their supporters.