HC Deb 30 November 1939 vol 355 cc274-5W
Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any arrangements have been made to utilise the small shipyards in British Dominions and Colonies for the purpose of constructing light types of naval vessels which would be of special use in these days of submarines and mines?

Mr. Shakespeare

While it would not be in the public interest to give information concerning our shipbuilding programme, I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the facilities to which he refers are being borne in mind in planning our war programme.