HC Deb 07 July 1961 vol 643 c153W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the components of the Amphibious Warfare Squadron available for service in Far Eastern waters, and the number of troops and the type of equipment it is capable of transporting in this area.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

The Amphibious Warfare Squadron comprises a landing ship headquarters, two landing ships (tank) and two landing craft (tank). As announced in my noble Friend's Explanatory Statement, it is planned to build an assault ship of a new design to replace the present ships.

The Squadron, which is normally stationed in the Indian Ocean, is capable of operating anywhere in the world. The same applies to the commando carrier H.M.S. "Bulwark" and to her sister ship the "Albion", which will be ready

Animals slaughtered for human consumption Percentage of carcases rejected
Town Cattle (inc. calves) Sheep and Lambs Pigs Total in whole in part*
Stoke-on-Trent 17,978 67,475 43,344 128,797 .16 1.05
Manchester 98,244 374,397 24,474 497,115 .11 1.36
Stockport 9,843 37,723 5,175 52,741 .03 3.66
Eastbourne 6,341 7,077 8,455 21,873 .17 9.93
Bournemouth 12 12
* These figures are based on the number of carcases of which some part or organ was rejected, however small. For example, the high figure for Eastbourne reflects the prevalence of liver fluke in the surrounding area. This parasitic condition requires the rejection of the liver only. The rejection of organs only also accounts for the rather high figure for Stockport.