HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc58-9W
Captain Kerby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty to what extent there has been a reduction in the number of anti-submarine vessels in commission, or engaged on trials and training, since the explanatory statement on this year's Navy Estimates is not clear on this point.

Mr. R. Allan

Most vessels have some anti-submarine capability, but I presume the Question relates to anti-submarine frigates. By comparison with 1957–58 there is, as shown in the Explanatory Statement on the Navy Estimates 195859, an increase of three anti-submarine frigates with the operational fleet and a reduction of two on trials and training, making a net increase of one anti-submarine frigate in commission.