§ 1. Commander Kerans
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty when it is intended to reappoint a British Naval Attaché at Oslo.
The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr, C. Ian Orr-Ewing)
We are discussing with the other Departments concerned the possibility of appointing an Assistant Naval Attaché to Oslo as an alternative.
§ Commander Kerans
Would not my hon. Friend agree it is high time that the Treasury reconsidered this, issue, bearing in mind that the Norwegian Navy is rebuilding? Is not this a great opportunity to get some of these orders for the North-East Coast at an early date? I hope that my hon. Friend will advise the Treasury to rethink this matter out again.
§ Mr. Orr-Ewing
I am aware of those facts. Oslo is not without naval representation, for we have a vice-admiral, a captain, four commanders and eight junior officers at the N.A.T.O. headquarters in that city.