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Standby Squadron

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what ships were brought back into service from the standby squadron or from the disposal list as a result of the South Atlantic campaign.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to our hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Mr. Speed) on 27 May.—[Vol. 24, c. 396–97.]

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the warships referred to in his answer of 8 November, Official Report, c. 88–89, will be assigned to the standby squadron.

On current plans, four. However, these plans remain flexible, especially in the light of the Falklands operation.