HC Deb 11 December 2003 vol 415 c573W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether HMS Bridport has been placed in(a) reserve and (b) extended readiness. [143258]

Mr. Ingram

The terms 'in reserve' and 'extended readiness' are broadly similar, although the latter is in more common usage and describes the very low level readiness state in which HMS Bridport is currently held.