HC Deb 14 March 1958 vol 584 cc89-90W
Captain Kerby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty to what extent support and repair carriers are still vital for the maintenance of carrier task forces during prolonged operations, especially where no shore bases are available.

Mr. R. Allan

It remains Admiralty policy to provide afloat support for Naval forces, but this will not need to take the form of carriers converted for this purpose, if this is what my hon. Friend means.