HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc970-1
13. Dr. Bennett

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he still proposes to continue with the large-scale expansion of Portsmouth Dockyard.

Mr. Galbraith

Any idea of a large-scale expansion of the dockyard was abandoned several years ago. The city council was made aware in August last of the current plan, which involves the acquisition of only some nine acres of extra land.

Dr. Bennett

Are there not already far too many acres outside the Dockyard for the number of ships they have to serve?

Hon. Members