HC Deb 31 January 1966 vol 723 c163W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the design and development of a new class of combined minesweepers and hunters, in view of the increasing age of the existing coastal minesweepers and the fact that some of these are now being discarded.

Mr. Mayhew

We still have enough coastal minesweepers, and we are converting a number of them into minehunters. We are studying a new type of ship that can both hunt and sweep mines.

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