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Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is intended to retain an engineer regiment specialising in airfield construction.

No. An equivalent capability will, however, be maintained in other engineer regiments.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the rôle of the amphibious regiment of the Royal Enginers; and what is to take its place.

The rôle of this unit is to provide river crossing facilities. No change in its rôle is planned.