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Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what definitions his Department uses of the terms (a) reduced readiness, (b) extended readiness and (c) low readiness; how many ships are in each category; and if he will make a statement. (124593)

I refer the hon. Member to my letter of 6 March 2007, to the hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr. Lewis), a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.