HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc113-4W
82. Commander Noble

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that Jewish terrorists have acquired ex-Royal Navy craft for gun-running and immigrant-carrying purposes; and what steps are taken to prevent these craft being acquired for illegal purposes.

Mr. Dugdale

It is possible that certain firms which have in the past bought ex-Naval vessels may be concerned in carrying illegal immigrants—though not so far as I know in gun-running. No ex-Royal Navy ships are being or have been used by them for this purpose. I may add that no ex-Naval ships are now permitted to be sold to foreign firms.

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