HC Deb 28 February 1956 vol 549 cc113-4W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the United States base at Beau Field, St. Lucia, has been reactivated for guided missile operations; what will be the use to which the base will be put; and what steps have been taken to meet the demands made in the Legislative Council for adequate protection for the civilian population.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The United States authorities have made it clear that they intend only to operate a station from which they can track the flight of guided missiles.

An assurance was given to the St. Lucia Legislative Council in February, 1955, that this would in no way compromise the security of St. Lucia. The matter has not been raised since in the Council.