HC Deb 16 March 1960 vol 619 cc101-2W
48. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Defence if he will state the number of German officers and other ranks who are already been trained in the United Kingdom, the number it is proposed to bring for training during 1960, and the places to be used as bases for these German troops.

Mr. Watkinson

There are at present 31 German Air Force other ranks on

on the number of orders, indicating tonnage and money value, for shipbuilding and ship repairing in United Kingdom shipyards during each of the last 10 years, with the figures for Scotland separately, and the annual rate of cancellations during each of those years.

Mr. Marples

The following figures are derived from the statutory licences issued for building merchant ships:

technical courses in this country, training in the use of British equipment in service with the German Air Force. There are 12 German officers, of all three Services, attending military schools in this country, along with officers of other N.A.T.O. countries. The numbers under training in this country during the year are not likely to vary greatly from this. There are no bases for German troops in this country: these officers and men join the normal courses at Service establishments.

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