§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the present position in regard to Pembroke naval dockyard; whether work of any kind is proceeding there; and how far the closing of this base entails the abandonment of the Milford Haven forts and other military establishments?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
A considerable portion of the dockyard has been leased to a firm of shipbreakers who are carrying on operations there. The intention is that Pembroke dockyard is to be kept ready to be re-opened at short notice in the event of war. In view of the possible naval use of this port in time of war, the defences cannot be abandoned and are being reorganised.