§ 33. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why he has stopped the naval visit to Greece.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Our reasons for cancelling the proposed informal visit of two ships of the Royal Navy to Athens were made clear during the foreign affairs debate on 19th March.—[Vol. 870, c. 978–80.]
§ 34. Mr. Galbraith
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, when cancelling visits by Her Majesty's ships to foreign countries, he investigates what effect the cancellation may have upon the placing of foreign naval orders with United Kingdom shipyards; and if he will make a statement on such recent cancellations.
Mr. James Callaghan
Yes. I am not aware that any foreign naval orders with United Kingdom shipyards have been cancelled.