HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 c524W
74. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what stocks of anchors and cables are maintained at Singapore; and how long this supply will last at the present rate of consumption.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

127 anchors and 692 lengths of cable for ships, and six anchors and 76 lengths of chain for moorings. For items like these there are no fixed rates of issue; we need enough to put right any loss or damage or failures without delay.