HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 c129W
63. Mr. Follick

asked the Minister of Defence why, in the redeployment of forces from the Suez Canal area, no consideration is being given to the Island of Sokotra as a secondary base.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The Island of Sokotra is not suitable as a military base for forces deployed in the Middle East.