HC Deb 14 February 1951 vol 484 c67W
96. Mr. P. Smithers

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what measures have been taken to preserve the buildings and equipment of the Bermuda Dockyard with a view to its reopening at short notice.

Mr. W. Edwards

All facilities essential for the support of the America and West Indies Squadron have been kept in use, and arrangements have been made for the needs of any of our ships which may be stationed in the West Indies in the foreseeable future. Arrangements are being, or have been, made with the Bermuda Government for the maintenance of certain equipment and services, and other installations are being kept at short notice by the Admiralty. Certain buildings which are beyond economical repair, and property for which no future requirement is foreseen, are being disposed of to best advantage by arrangement with the Bermuda Government.