§ 18. Mr. Colin Shepherd
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what he expects the strength of the Royal Navy will be in 1994.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The strength of the Royal Navy will vary throughout 1994, as new ships enter service and others are paid off. A snapshot of the strength of the fleet on 1 April 1994 will be published, as usual, in the 1994 statement on the defence estimates.