HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 cc2247-8W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is proposed to scrap any ships of the "Royal Oak" class?

Mr. Shakespeare

As my hon. Friend the Civil Lord state don the 3rd May, the implications of the denunciation of the Anglo-German Agreement, with which this question is bound up, are being carefully considered, and I do not wish to anticipate any general statement on the subject. As I explained in my reply to a supplementary question on 17th May, any decision as to the scrapping of these ships is in no way urgent, as they do not in any case fall due for scrapping until the end of 1941.

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