HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 c571W
Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Marines, showing officers and men separately, there will be in the total of 79,000 men planned for the Royal Navy in 1973.

Dr. David Owen

The Royal Marines at present constitute approximately 10 per cent. of the Royal Navy. Whether they will continue to form precisely the same proportion of the Royal Navy in the future will depend on the outcome of the current review of our long-term contributions to N.A.T.O.

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