§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how the six MCM vessels of the RNR will be divided between the four groups of RNR divisions in place of the 11 vessels at present allocated on the basis of one vessel per division.
§ Mr. Judd
At present there are seven MCM vessels of the RNR division between the four groups of RNR Divisions. These vessels are based at Tyne, Forth, Sussex, Solent, Severn, Mersey and Clyde. It is planned to reduce the number to six by the end of 1976. A decision on which division will no longer have a MCMV has not yet been made.