HC Deb 27 May 1960 vol 624 c83W
Captain Kerby

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty in view of the fact that it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to resist a major aggression in Europe with strategic nuclear weapons, what is the purpose of the eighty new, or converted, fast frigates built, or being built, for the Royal Navy.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

These ships are required as part of the balanced Fleet needed to fulfil the role of the Navy in peace-time, limited war and in global war, which has been explained in successive Defence White Papers and in my noble Friend's Explanatory Statements on the Navy Estimates.

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