§ 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?
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?
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:
- Canada: From 6th May to 26th May.
- New Zealand: From 18th April to 27th May.
- South Africa: From 28th April to 14th May.
- Australia: From 15th April to 22nd May.
- Southern Rhodesia: From 15th April to 28th May.
§ 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. 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.