HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1399
68. Mr. Windsor

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the economic distress caused in Hull by the requisitioning of trawlers, he will consider the advisability of constructing new craft for Admiralty purposes, especially as the time required for such construction would be no greater than that demanded for the adaptation of old craft and would thus minimise the existing dislocation of the Hull fishing industry?

Mr. Churchill

New craft are being built for Admiralty purposes, but the time required for new construction is considerably greater than that required for conversion.