HC Deb 08 November 1950 vol 480 cc916-7
8. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether submarines with fast submerged speeds are now freely available for training exercises with anti-submarine flotillas.

Mr. Callaghan

A number of fast submarines are available, but I shall not be satisfied until we have more.

Mr. Watkinson

I am glad to hear that, but the Parliamentary Secretary did tell the House the other day that he was giving the utmost priority to new devices for anti-submarine warfare, and I hope that those new devices will not be available to crews who cannot be trained because of the lack of targets.