§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for defence where(a) HMS Courageous and (b) HMS Swiftsure are to be defuelled and subsequently laid up.
§ Mr. Aitken
HMS Courageous will be defuelled and stored afloat at Devonport. HMS Swiftsure has already been defuelled at Rosyth and is currently being prepared for storage afloat there.