HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 cc788-9
61. Captain Macnamara

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider allowing the men who will be on duty at the Coronation to keep the uniforms that are being issued to them for the occasion?

Mr. Cooper

The blue uniforms to be issued free for the Coronation will be retained by the men to whom they are issued.

62. Captain Macnamara

asked the Secretary of State for War what Dominion troops are being housed at Pirbright camp, and for how long?

Mr. Cooper

As the answer is in tabular form I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following Dominion Contingents are being accommodated at Pirbright for the periods shown:

All contingents will, however, be housed at Olympia during the period 10th May to 13th May.

76. Sir H. Cayzer

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the arrival at Spithead of the Mediterranean Fleet, which is at present due to arrive on 13th May, can be expedited to 11th May?

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)

I fear that it would not be possible to adopt the suggestion made by my hon. and gallant Friend.

Mr. Ammon

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the "Hood" or any other ship in Spanish waters will be withdrawn, and can he give us a list of those that are to remain on duty?

Mr. Lindsay

I cannot say without notice of the question.

Mr. Shinwell

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the permission of General Franco would be obtained?

Sir H. Cayzer

Can my hon. Friend say why it should not be done, as it is only a matter of two days?

Mr. Lindsay

I very much sympathise with my hon. and gallant Friend, but I am afraid that it is quite impossible.