HC Deb 06 May 1966 vol 727 cc162-3W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it has been possible to make alternative arrangements for airborne radar surveillance along the coasts of Malaya in view of the withdrawal of Her Majesty's aircraft carriers "Eagle" and "Ark Royal" to East African waters and the employment of their Gannet airborne early warning aircraft, formerly employed in support of the security forces in Malaya, in the Mozambique Channel.

Mr. Healey

The effectiveness of our arrangements for radar surveillance of the approaches to Malaya does not depend on the presence of aircraft carriers in the vicinity of Singapore. It is, however, wrong to imply that "Ark Royal" and "Eagle" have been together in East African waters.