HC Deb 30 April 1956 vol 552 cc4-5W
50. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now publish the agreement with the United States Government on the reactivating of United States bases in the West Indies for guided missile purposes.

Lord John Hope

The only United States base in the West Indies, leased to the United States under the 1941 Agreement, which is being reactivated for guided missile purposes is Beane Field in St. Lucia. It is hoped that the Agreement between the United States Government and Her Majesty's Government to extend the Bahamas Long Range Proving Ground for guided missiles to St. Lucia will be signed shortly. It will then be published.