HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c142W
Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether the extra fishery protection measures announced on 20th January, 1972 and the consequent naval procurement programme will involve a re-equipment and recruiting initiative to increase the effectiveness of the Royal Naval Reserve.

Mr. Kirk

No. The increases announced on 20th January will be implemented by Regular naval forces. The Royal Naval Reserve is not employed in the fishery protection rôle.