§ 11. Mr. Keeling
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware of the proposal to re-condition H.M.S. "Implacable" and put her in dry dock at Greenwich on permanent exhibition as one of the only two ships which have survived from the battle of Trafalgar; and whether he will give an assurance that no step will be taken to sink her unless and until the proposal to recondition her is abandoned.
§ Mr. Keeling
Does the Admiralty agree that a ship which fought at Trafalgar would be a magnificent addition to the sights of London and a splendid adjunct at Greenwich to the National Maritime Museum?
I do not want to prejudge the issue or minimise its importance, but may I point out that this ship did not fight on the British side but on the French side at Trafalgar.
§ Commander Noble
Could the Minister say whether the London County Council have been approached on this matter?