I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if it is correct that instead of the customary annual naval manœuvres there will be no mobilisation this year, and that a series of technical exercises by the Channel, Coastguard Reserve, and Particular Service Squadrons will be substituted; and, if so, why?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
I do not know what reports my hon. Friend may have seen. No plan of either the one kind or the other had yet been considered by me.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that Queenstown Harbour is admirably adapted for mobilisation?
§ [No answer was given.]