HC Deb 08 January 1942 vol 377 c77W
Mr. Purbrick

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the financial embarrassment of the Vichy Government, offers have been made to them by the United States of America or ourselves to purchase the French fleet for gold?

Mr. Eden

His Majesty's Government have made no such offer and I am not aware that the United States Government have done so.