§ Mr. Bendall
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the operational complement of a Royal Navy type 22 frigate; and what information he has as to that for the Dutch S—Kortenaer—class vessel.
§ Mr. Blaker
Excluding the ship helicopter flights the complement of the Type 22s now in service is 207 officers and men. I understand that the complement of a Dutch Standard class ship is about 170 officers and men.