§ MAJOR SEELY (Isle of Wight)
On be-half of the hon. and gallant Member for the Heywood Division of Lancashire, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if it is intended to abandon the naval station at Trincomali.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. BROMLEY DAVENPORT,) Cheshire, Macclesfield
My hon. friend has asked me to say that this yard was closed in April last and will no longer be used in peace time. It can, however, be opened in war time should any special circumstances render this course necessary.
MR. GIBSON BOWLES
Have the guns been taken away, and have the buildings been handed over to caretakers?
§ MAJOR SEELY
On behalf of the hon. and gallant Member for the Heywood Division of Lancashire, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if it is intended to abandon the military station at Trincomali; and if so, when, and for how long.
§ MR. BROMLEY DAVENPORT
It is intended to abandon Trincomali for good, as soon as the troops can be withdrawn.