HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c93W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he has given to improvements in anti-submarine warfare preparedness.

Mr. Healey

The programme referred to in the Statement on the Defence Estimates are proceeding satisfactorily. These include an extension of the Fleet Submarine programme, the introduction of two new anti-submarine helicopters, a new maritime reconnaissance aircraft and a variety of anti-submarine weapons, as well as research into underwater torpedo and noise reduction problems. About 20 per cent. of all naval R and D effort is devoted to anti-submarine warfare.