HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 c145W
32. Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Minister of State for Defence what study he has made of the design of Sea Control ships, as developed by the United States Navy; what decisions he has reached on this new concept; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Kirk

There is a regular exchange of information and views between the Royal Navy and the United States Navy on the United States Sea Control Ship project. I understand, however, that this project has not yet reached the design stage and that trials to validate the operational concept are currently in progress.