Ships (Sales)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Mr Philip Piratin Mr Philip Piratin , Stepney Mile End 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how the sale of H.M.S. "Aurora" and eight motor launches will be shown in the Naval Accounts.

Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

As I informed the hon. Member on 2nd June, it is not customary to disclose the terms on which ships are sold to a foreign Government. Like other sales, therefore, the details of this particular one will not be shown separately in the Navy Account.

Photo of Mr Philip Piratin Mr Philip Piratin , Stepney Mile End

In connection with one or two of the earlier Questions this afternoon can the Parliamentary Secretary say whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to dispose of all our ships to South America, Asia, and other parts?

Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

That matter has no connection whatever with this Question.