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Merchant Ship Repairs

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make a statement on the repair position affecting merchant vessels; and how far this is affecting the use of tonnage?

I have no public statement to make except that the ravages of war always create a heavy demand on ship repairing facilities, especially in view of the large expansion of the Royal Navy, and that these demands are being dealt with satisfactorily.