HC Deb 26 April 1961 vol 639 cc41-2W
52. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what arrangements he proposes to make to provide naval whalers and other sailing boats on permanent loan to Admiralty qualified Sea Scout units.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

The requirements of the Sea Cadet Corps and the Naval Sections of the Combined Cadet Force must take priority and I am afraid that at the moment they are taking all our surplus boats. We have, however, sold to the Sea Scouts for nominal sums a large number of boats, which are not quite up to naval standards.