HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 cc37-8W
70. Mr. W. G. Bennett

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Government will give early consideration to the advisability of building a troop transport liner capable of recapturing the Blue Riband of the Atlantic; and if every facility to that end will be explored.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No. The arrangements which have been and are being made to meet trooping requirements are based solely on the needs of the Services and have not as their object the making of record trans-Atlantic crossings