HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1874-5
22. Mr. Mander

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the advisability of letting it be known that the British Government would be prepared to enter into negotiations with the United States Government for the use by it on appropriate terms, by lease or otherwise, of a portion of the Singapore naval dock?

Mr. Shakespeare

Facilities for docking and repairing foreign warships, on a repayment basis, in British Naval dockyards are normally afforded when desired subject to our own requirements not being thereby prejudiced.

Mr. Mander

In the event of any suggestion on the lines indicated in the question being put forward by the United States Government, may I assume that it will be carefully considered by the Government?

Mr. Shakespeare

Yes; I have said so.

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