HC Deb 03 April 1952 vol 498 c163W
131. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will introduce a self-contained task force system for foreign-based ships so that ships' companies can return home more frequently than at present.

Commander Noble

As I told the House when I wound up the debate on the Navy Estimates on 7th March, 1952, the possibility of introducing the system of task forces as a means of reducing the length of foreign service has been under examination for some time. It is a problem of great complexity, and I regret that I am not yet able to say what will be the final outcome.