HC Deb 22 July 1964 vol 699 cc94-5W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what decision has been reached about the future of H.M.S. "Discovery".

Mr. Hay

Since H.M.S. "Discovery"ceased to be used by the Naval Careers Service, she has been used to supplement training accommodation available to the London Division of the Royal Naval Reserve in H.M. Ships "President" and "Chrysanthemum". This use will continue at least until next October, and possibly until the following spring. No final decision has been reached about her future thereafter, but full account will be taken of the ship's history and of the wishes of the various open air associations who have expressed interest.