§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence to which divisions of the RN Reserve the two Bird class vessels are to be allocated.
§ Mr. Duffy
HMS "Peterel" has been allocated to the RNR North Western Group, which comprises the Ulster, Clyde and Mersey Divisions, and will be based 65W at HMS "Graham" in Glasgow. HMS "Sandpiper" after acceptance in August 1977 is to be allocated to the RNR Channel Group, which includes the London, Sussex and Solent Divisions, and will be based at HMS "President" in London.