HC Deb 15 January 1964 vol 687 c39W
Mr. Critchley

asked the Minister of Defence if he is satisfied that four aircraft carriers in the 1970's will be sufficient to fulfil the rôle of the Royal Navy.

Mr. Thorneycroft

I am satisfied, as I said in my statement to the House on 30th July last, that the carrier force likely to be required during that period is three carriers.