§ Captain Kerby
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the cost of the refits to H.M. Minesweepers "Mutine", "Lennox", "Orestes", "Hound", and "Wave", which, after some 12 months service, are now being reduced to reserve; and what are his plans with respect to the disposal of these, and other vessels of their class, to a foreign Power.
§ Mr. R. Allan
The total cost of the last refits of these ships is about £750,000. They have performed, or will perform, at least fifteen months' to two years' service 145W in the active Fleet before being reduced to Reserve. For the present those no longer in commission will be required in reserve. Accordingly no question of their disposal yet arises. With regard to the disposal of other ships of this Class, I refer my hon. Friend to the Answer I gave him on 6th February.