HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 c390W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Nimrod aircraft he estimates will now be surplus to squadron and OCU strength, having regard to the eight new aircraft being delivered and to the planned disbandment of the squadron in Malta.

Mr. John

It will not be possible to estimate the number, if any, of Nimrod aircraft that will be surplus to squadron and OCU strength until decisions about the possible future use of the aircraft have been taken.