HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 cc402-3

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the popularity of the Fleet on its rare visits to the Firth of Forth; whether he knows of the disappointment caused to thousands of intending visitors owing to the bad weather prevailing when the Fleet was in the Forth last month; and whether it is possible for more frequent visits to be paid to the Forth?


I can assure the hon. Member that the Fleet much appreciates the welcome it receives on its visits to the Firth of Forth, but as normally one-third of the sea time of the Home Fleet is spent each year in the Firth, I regret that it would not be possible to arrange more frequent visits to this area.


Will the right hon. Gentleman see that visits are paid by the Fleet especially to Campbeltown and Dunoon, where there is good anchorage?