HC Deb 12 December 1986 vol 107 cc310-1W
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:

Year Time Spent (approximate)
1984 3 weeks
1985 5 weeks
1986 2 weeks