§ Sir Patrick Wall
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much time per year since the Falkland Islands war aircraft carriers in commission have devoted to Her Majesty's Royal Marine assault training exercises.
§ Mr. Stanley
Full records of aircraft carriers' involvement in assault training exercises are not retained for 1982 and 1983. However, in the time available, the following information can be provided:311W
Year Time Spent (approximate) 1984 3 weeks 1985 5 weeks 1986 2 weeks