HC Deb 08 August 1972 vol 842 cc370-1W
Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Minister of State for Defence if it is the intention to retain more than one commando carrier in service with the Royal Navy from 1974 and beyond; when it is intended to take HMS "Albion" and HMS "Bulwark" out of commission, respectively; and how they are to be disposed of.

Mr. Kirk

Both HMS "Bulwark" and HMS "Hermes" will serve as commando ships beyond 1974. HMS "Albion" will be withdrawn from service at the end of 1972. A decision has not yet been taken on the method of her disposal.