§ 12. Mr. Kershaw
asked the Secretary of State for War what proposals he has concerning the garrison at Bermuda.
§ Mr. John Hare
As the House is aware, all the Army's overseas commitments are being reviewed, and I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement about any particular garrison.
§ Mr. Kershaw
Before my right hon. Friend does make a statement about each particular garrison, will he consult the Secretary of State for the Colonies and realise that in these islands and in the West Indian islands—which are so close to the United States and far away from here—these garrisons are almost the only apparent influence this country has, because they can be seen and the British soldier, as always, is a very good ambassador?
§ Mr. Bellenger
Unless it is a matter of great security, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us the size of this garrison in Bermuda?