§ Captain Kerby
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty why the ocean minesweepers "Bramble" and "Tanganyika" are for sale on offer to the Dominican Republic.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
The ocean minesweepers "Bramble" and "Tanganyika" are not, and never have been, on offer to the Dominican Republic.
To reassure my hon. and gallant Friend, I would make it clear that the sale of ocean minesweepers to the Dominican Republic would not be contemplated in the present state of tension in the Caribbean area.