§ Mr. Wall
asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the estimated period between the proposed scrapping of H.M.S. "Ark Royal" and the commissioning of 142W the first of the command-through deck cruisers during which British shipping will be deprived of shipborne air defence or strike capability.
§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will consider the design of a small and economical type of aircraft carrier, for protection and surveillance of trade routes.