§ 4. Mr. RILEY (for Mr. J. BECKETT)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can say whether any understanding of any kind exists between the American and British naval authorities; and whether the possibility of American use of the proposed naval base at Singapore has ever been discussed?
The answer to the second part of the question is plainly in the negative. I should find it easier to answer the first part of the question 2271 if I could be confident that I understood it. As it is, I will confine myself to saying that as far as I know there is not—and I hope there never will be—any misunderstanding between the British and American naval authorities.