HC Deb 06 March 1945 vol 408 cc1825-6
65. Mr. Hubbard

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is yet in a position to make a statement about the post-war future of Rosyth Dockyard.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Captain Pilkington)

Not yet, Sir.

Mr. Hubbard

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman not aware of the almost impossible task confronting planning committees in the area in view of the absence of information about the Government's intentions on this question?

Captain Pilkington

I realise that. But I think this matter will be discussed rather fully, probably to-morrow.

Mr. Kirkwood

Is the Minister aware that this part of Britain has rendered yeoman service? We have now one*of the finest-equipped dockyards in Britain. After the last war Rosyth was a derelict area, and thousands of workers are dreading the same thing after this war. Surely the Minister can do something for men who have done such yeoman service?

Captain Pilkington

There are many other considerations, in addition to that which my hon. Friend has mentioned.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware—

Mr. Speaker rose

Mr. Gallacher

But it is very important.