HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 c68W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the Bird class vessels have been withdrawn from fisheries protection duties and why.

Mr. Duffy

Two Bird class patrol craft, HM Ships "Kingfisher" and "Cygnet", were withdrawn from fishery protection duties in August in order that their performance on other operational tasks could be evaluated.