HC Deb 01 February 1967 vol 740 cc123-4W
Mr. James Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs if he will propose to the Maltese Government that the facilities which will become redundant after the reduction of British forces on the island, be offered to the United Nations and be paid for by the United Kingdom as part of our contribution to United Nations funds.

Mrs. Hart

No. Under the Defence Agreement signed at independence, all land, including buildings thereon, which before independence was vested in or belonged to the armed services of the United Kingdom, was at independence vested in the Government of Malta and automatically reverts to the Government of Malta when no longer required for the purposes of the Defence Agreement.