HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 cc300-1W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any decision has yet been taken to send warships to the Malta dockyards for repair, in order to assist Malta's employment problems during the period while the Suez Canal remains closed to shipping.

Mr. Foley

As explained by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs in his reply to the hon. Member for Harrow, West (Mr. John Page) on 17th July, 1967, the next refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker "Wave Ruler" has been allocated to Malta Dry Docks. There is little prospect of our sending any more naval repair work to Malta.—[Vol. 750, c.190.]