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Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) destroyers and (b) frigates are available to the fleet at (i) short and (ii) medium notice. (296632)

I refer the hon. Member to the letter sent to him on 6 March 2007. Information on the readiness levels of Royal Navy ships is being withheld for the purpose of safeguarding national security.