§ 4. Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects HMS "Bulwark" to commission.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy (Mr. A. E. P. Duffy)
As I told the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 9th June, HMS "Bulwark" will be brought to a fully operational state in the course of this year and will rejoin the operational Fleet early in 1979.
§ Mr. Brotherton
Bearing in mind that we now have no commando ship, may I ask how long HMS "Bulwark" will take to convert from her primary role as an anti-submarine warfare carrier to a commando ship, should such a necessity arise?