§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Mr. Shakespeare)
I have no in formation which bears out the suggestion that a German submarine base has been established in the Canary Islands. A German company has been operating in the Bissagos Archipelago for some years, and, as this firm is connected with the palm oil industry, their installation naturally includes oil reservoirs.
§ Mr. A. V. Alexander
Is it not well known to the Admiralty that for the last two years, not only at the Canary Islands but at Cadiz, German submarines have been constantly there, and are particularly familiar with what may be necessary to set up bases?