§ 26. Mr. John Morris
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the Government's plans to ensure the supply of suitable torpedoes for Her Majesty's Forces.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
The Mark 24 submarine-launched heavy torpedo is in an advanced stage of development and is due to enter service in 1973. Arrangements have been made to meet our immediate lightweight torpedo requirements by a limited purchase of the American Mark 46 Mod 2 torpedo.