In so far as the swift action taken by the Government in preventing what might have been a great disaster on our coast—[Interruption.] Hon. Members opposite must not be so juvenilely jealous.
Would my right hon. Friend agree that the action taken by the Government cost a great deal of money which will be shouldered by the British public? Will he make continuous efforts to recover that money?
I had better not say anything about obligations at this stage while the question of legal proceedings is going on. I do not want to say anything either as to who will have the right to share in anything which may be awarded or anything which might prejudice a successful conclusion of the negotiations.