§ 69. Mr. Peyton
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will make a statement as to the future of the Royal Naval Air Station at Singapore.
§ The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Commander Allan Noble)
The whole question of support for the Fleet Air Arm in the Far East is being examined. My right hon. Friend would prefer not to make any statement until this examination is completed.
§ Mr. Peyton
While appreciating that answer and the difficulties of the problem, may I ask my hon. and gallant Friend to make it clear to his right hon. Friend and to the Board of Admiralty that there is a great deal of discontent at this air station and that it is of urgent importance, so far as the personnel are concerned, that some statement should be made at an early date about the intentions of his Department?
§ Commander Noble
My right hon. Friend will, of course, make a statement as soon as he can. If my hon. Friend has any information about this station which he would care to send to me, I should be very grateful to receive it.