HC Deb 01 March 1991 vol 186 c653W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 22 February,Official Report, column 319, what are the operational peacetime tasks of HMS Ranger and HMS Trumpeter; and how those tasks will be met after the deployment of those ships to Gibraltar.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Before HM ships Ranger and Trumpeter were deployed to Gibraltar in preparation for assuming the tasks currently fulfilled by HM ships Cormorant and Hart, they were used as training craft by the RNR. They have not been replaced in this role, because there are sufficient other vessels for the RNR to operate.