Pembroke Dockyard.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is intended to dispose of Pembroke Dockyard; whether any offers have been received; and what is the total sum provided under the current Estimates for this yard?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The reply to the first two parts of the question is in the negative. The total amount of expenditure at Pembroke provided in the current Estimates is £352,830?

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Is it intended to retain the dockyard permanently on the Navy Votes or not?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The reasons for which it has been decided to retain this dockyard are reasons of general national economy rather than Admiralty reasons of economy, and they have been fully stated here.

Dr. MURRAY:

Are they not National Liberal economy reasons?

Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Plymouth, Devonport

In view of the special position of Ireland in regard to this dockyard, will not the hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of not closing the yard from that point of view?