HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 c384W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the defence plans and Estimates for 1976–77 provide for a reduction in the Royal Navy's hydrographic survey fleet; and, if so, by how many ships and by what percentage.

Mr. Judd

No; but following the report of the Hydrographic Study Group the future of hydrography is under active review; as part of this review arrangements for funding part of the existing hydrographic fleet from outside the Defence budget are under consideration.

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