§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution he intends to make to the preservation of the CA class destroyer, HMS "Cavalier", for which funds are available for preservation of the ship and her machinery, for dredging her permanent berth at Southampton and for construction of permanent moorings and gangways and for preparing her as a public museum.
§ Mr. Duffy
None. It would not be proper to use defence expenditure for this purpose when there are so many more pressing demands upon the defence budget. However, the Ministry of Defence is 283W sympathetic to the proposals of bodies interested in preserving historic warships and in this instance was glad to enter into successful negotiations to sell HMS "Cavalier" to the HMS "Cavalier" Trust.