HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2155W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Shipping whether he will consider the advisability of offering the "Queen Mary" and the "Queen Elizabeth" for sale in America, as these vessels appear to be unsuitable for use in time of war, and, if they could be sold, would provide foreign exchange for war purposes?

Sir J. Gilmour

I do not consider this would be advisable.