§ 85. Dr. Wyndham Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is aware that the current circular from the Committee of 100 to individual members of the Armed Services is seditious; and what new measures he proposes to institute to safeguard security in the Armed Services.
STRENGTH OF THE FLEET During the coming year, the ships of the Fleet which will be available for the various tasks of the Navy will be broadly as shown in the following tables. Type/Class Operational or preparing for service Trials and Training Ships Fleet Support and Royal Fleet Auxiliaries permanently allocated to Fleet Support Reserve or undergoing long refit modernisation, conversion, etc. Aircraft Carriers … … 4 ARK ROYAL CENTAUR EAGLE VICTORIOUS — — 1 HERMES Commando Ships … … 2 BULWARK ALBION — — — Cruisers … … 2 TIGER LION — — 3 BELFAST BLAKE SHEFFIELD
§ Mr. Healey
For the first part of this Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General on 11th February, 1965. On the second part, the safeguarding of security in the Armed Services is continuously under review.