§ 13. Mr. Spence
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why the derequisitioning of the Tormentor maintenance yard at Warsash has been held up, having regard to the fact that the service vacated it two months ago and that it is required for civilian boat building.
The future of this establishment, on which a considerable amount of public money has been spent, and which is now occupied by a naval care and maintenance party, is the subject of active consideration by the Admiralty, in consultation with the other authorities concerned. I will undertake to inform the hon. Member as soon as a decision is reached.
§ Mr. Spence
Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind, in looking into this matter, that the new owners of this yard are ex-Servicemen who want to get a start in earning their living? Will he take that into consideration?