HC Deb 22 February 1991 vol 186 c317W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the operational peacetime tasks of HMS Cormorant and HMS Hart; and how those tasks will be carried out after the decommissioning of those ships.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

HM ships Cormorant and Hart are search and rescue craft based in Gibraltar. When they are paid off it is planned that they will be replaced by two of the Archer class craft, HMS Ranger and HMS Trumpeter.