HC Deb 08 June 1972 vol 838 c132W
54. Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the operational versatility of service hovercraft in the light of restrictions recently imposed on the operation of civilian hovercraft.

Mr. Kirk

I assume the hon. Member has in mind the regulations recently made under the Hovercraft (General) Order, 1972. These regulations do not affect the operational versatility of the hovercraft in use with the Services, since, as Article 34 explains, the Order does not in general apply to military hovercraft.

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