§ GENERAL SIR WILLIAM CROSSMAN (Portsmouth)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is intended to establish a coaling station for Her 829 Majesty's Navy in the West Indies at the port of Castries in the Island of St. Lucia?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT) (Oldham)
In reply to the hon. and gallant Member, I have to say that there is no intention of establishing a naval coal depôt at St. Lucia. A local contract is in force there for the supply of coal to Her Majesty's ships.