§ 15. Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to build an ice-breaker for the Royal Navy; and whether he will make a statement.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy (Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu)
I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Arundel and Shoreham (Captain Kerby) on 31st January.
§ Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles
Can the House assume from that reply that the Government have no further interest in arctic patrols or our position down there?