HC Deb 30 April 1947 vol 436 c235W
76. Mr. Shawcross

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will provide facilities for hon. Members desiring to do so to go to sea in His Majesty's ships for short periods during the Summer Recess or at other convenient times.

Mr. Dugdale

I should be glad to make arrangements, if hon. Members wish it, for a visit to the Home Fleet to be organised to coincide with a short operational cruise. I am bound to point out, however, that during the early part of the Summer Recess many men are on leave and ships are kept in port, while later ships of the Home Fleet usually leave home ports for somewhat extended cruises.