§ 45. Mr. Piratin
asked the Prime Minister if he will detail those parts in British territory where the U.S.A. have military or naval bases; and those parts where the bases are used jointly by British and U.S. Forces.
§ The Minister of Defence (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
I have been asked to reply. The United States of America have no bases in territory under United Kingdom administration other than those in the West Indies and Bermuda covered by the Bases Agreement concluded with the United States of America during the war; and in certain areas in the Pacific, such as the Ellice and Solomon Islands, where the United States of America have constructed certain installations, the future of which has not yet been decided. There are no military or 213 naval bases in territory under United Kingdom administration which are used jointly by British and United States Forces.
§ Mr. Piratin
Can the Minister say whether it is the intention of the Government to conclude these arrangements whereby the U.S.A. is using bases in the Pacific so that we can look after the matter ourselves?