HC Deb 05 May 1960 vol 622 cc1227-8
1. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will ensure that Man of War Bay in the Southern Cameroons will not be converted into some form of naval base.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Iain Macleod)

There has never been the slightest intention of establishing a naval base at Man of War Bay.

Mr. Tilney

Would my right hon. Friend confirm that various Cameroon politicians have thought there was, but that anyone who has been in Man of War Bay would agree that it is extremely unsuitable for any form of naval base?

Mr. Macleod

Yes, Sir, I think that is so.