HC Deb 05 June 1998 vol 313 c394W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) Sea Harrier, (b) Lynx and (c) Sea King were (i) allocated to frontline Fleet Air arm units, (ii) fully serviceable, (iii) undergoing major maintenance and (iv) held as in use reserve on 1 June. [44126]

Dr. Reid

On 1 June 1998, 24 Sea Harriers, 51 Lynx and 83 Sea King aircraft were allocated to front line Fleet Air Arm Units. The number fully serviceable were 20, 43 and 66 respectively. Those undergoing major maintenance were 4, 7 and 13 respectively, and these, together with 2 additional Lynx, form the In Use Reserves.