§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, whether he will consider the desirability of naming one of His Majesty's warships H.M.S. "Gillingham," having regard to the importance of the borough of Gillingham, Kent, and its connection with His Majesty's services?
Careful consideration has been given to the possibility of naming one of H.M. Ships after the Borough of Gillingham, but I regret that there is no immediate prospect of this. Under the present naming policy, the only names of this character which are being used are those of Cities which are being assigned to the larger type of cruiser. I can assure my hon. Friend, however, that the claims of the Borough have not been lost sight of and will re ceive due consideration should a suitable opportunity arise.