§ 21. Mr. MATHERS
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 403 month; and whether it is possible for more frequent visits to be paid to the Forth?
§ Sir S. HOARE
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.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that visits are paid by the Fleet especially to Campbeltown and Dunoon, where there is good anchorage?