§ 15. Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Minister of State for Defence what plans he has to replace HMS "Reclaim".
§ Mr. Reed
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Sea-bed Arms Control Treaty comes into operation this very 674 day? is he also aware that the need to verify the teams of this treaty might arise more rapidly than is expected, as American action in mining the ports of North Vietnam amply demonstrate and does he not consider it appropriate for the Navy to expand its under-water engineering capability?