§ 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.
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 far114W 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.