HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c211W
Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what is the purpose of the visit to Singapore of the U.S. heavy cruiser "Toledo"; and whether payment for the use of the port installations and harbour facilities is made in dollars.

Mr. W. J. Edwards

The United States ship "Toledo" recently proceeded from the Pacific to India and Pakistan in order to be present during the visit of the Commander-in-Chief U.S. Naval Forces East Atlantic and Mediterranean. She paid courtesy visits to Singapore on the way there and back and gave shore leave to her ship's company. Any payment for services rendered in these circumstances is made in dollars.