§ 44. Mr. Mathers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty at what date or dates ships of the United States Navy are to visit the Fifth of Forth this year; and if they will be anchored off Queensferry, as usual, and made available for being visited by the public?
§ Mr. Shakespeare
Notice has been received that the United States ships "New York," "Taxas" and "Arkansas" intend to visit Edinburgh from the 17th-26th July, 1939. Arrangements for their anchorage will be made by the Senior Officer of the Squadron direct with the local authorities shortly before the ships are due to arrive. Whether the ships will be open to visitors is a matter for the Senior Officer to decide.
§ Mr. Mathers
Will the Admiralty in giving advice regarding the placing of the ships, keep in mind the importance of having them placed at the usual anchor ages, because they bring very great benefit to the locality?