§ 70. Mr. Touche
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of frigates, which have recently been or are about to be transferred from the Royal Navy to the Egyptian Government; and what arrangements have been made for payment for these ships by the Egyptian Government.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
Six frigates have been transferred to Egypt during the last few months and the transfer of a seventh is under negotiation. Payment has been made for three by sterling cheque.
§ Dr. Segal
Can my hon. Friend say whether these frigates have been transferred unconditionally or has any undertaking been given that they will be used for defence purposes only?
§ Mr. Edwards
My hon. Friend will have to put that question on the Order Paper.