HC Deb 23 July 1958 vol 592 c38W
63. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will now make a statement on the future of H.M.S. "Vanguard".

Mr. Allan

For the past two years "Vanguard" has been maintained at a high state of readiness in Operational Reserve to meet Treaty obligations. These obligations no longer exist and "Vanguard" will now come to a lower state of readiness. This will result in considerable savings in manpower and money. She will continue to be used as a training accommodation and Reserve Fleet headquarters ship until satisfactory alternative arrangements can be made.