HC Deb 23 March 1938 vol 333 c1188
26. Mr. Mathers

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can now say if he intends to bring Port Edgar naval base into active use; and, if so, when this will be done?

Mr. Shakespeare

I have nothing to add to the reply given to a similar question by the hon. Member on 3rd November, 1937.

Mr. Mathers

Does not the Board of Admiralty consider that, when spending so much money on new equipment, they ought to use the old equipment and premises that they have available?

Mr. Shakespeare

I think I should avoid raising false hopes that something will be done. The matter is under review.