§ 35. Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether investigations so far into the Falklands experience have added significantly to technical and scientific knowledge on the vulnerability of modern warships to destruction by fire.
§ Mr. Pattie
A considerable body of technical and other knowledge has been gained as a result of operations in the South Atlantic. Inquiries and investigations into the causes of damage to and loss of ships are under way but full evaluation will take some time.